Asteraceae: Sunflower Family – Astereae Tribe: Goldenbush & Goldenrod
The Sunflower family is a very large family with over 25,000 members. Botanists subdivide the family into a number of tribes, of which 14 are present in Monterey County. The Astereae (Aster tribe) includes a diverse range of plants, some of which have clearly daisy-like flowers and others, even if the same genus, which do not. This page includes most of the “golden” named plants, except for Goldfields (Lasthenia, which has its own page), and some other Goldenbushes in the Hazardia and Isocoma genera.