Asteraceae: Sunflower Family – Senecio Tribe: miscellaneous
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 represented in Monterey County, one of these, the Heliantheae or Sunflower tribe, being further broken down into subtribes of which 9 are represented in Monterey County. The Senecio tribe comprises a mixture of obviously daisy-like flowers and others which might not immediately be recognized as belonging to the Sunflower family. This page includes the non-Senecio genera which include some very attractive natives and one of the worst non-native invasive species.