Asteraceae: Sunflower Family – Heliantheae (Sunflower) Tribe: miscellaneous 2
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, is further broken down into subtribes, of which 9 are present. This page covers 2 subtribes with flowers that are all striking, but quite different from each other.