Asteraceae (Heliantheae tribe)

(as-tr-AY-see-ee / hee-lee-AN-thee)
– a family in theĀ AsteralesĀ order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 34 not-too-obscure plants that are in the “Sunflower” tribe of the Aster Family:

  • Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Annual Ragweed) [CC0]
  • Ambrosia bidentata (Lanceleaf Ragweed) [CC0]
  • Ambrosia trifida (Giant Ragweed) [CC0]
  • Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) [CC7]
  • Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) [CC5]
  • Echinacea simulata (Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower) [CC7]
  • Eclipta prostrata (False Daisy) [CC3]
  • Helianthus annuus (Common Sunflower) [CC0]
  • Helianthus divaricatus (Woodland Sunflower) [CC6]
  • Helianthus grosseserratus (Sawtooth Sunflower) [CC4]
  • Helianthus hirsutus (Hairy Sunflower) [CC4]
  • Helianthus mollis (Ashy Sunflower) [CC6]
  • Helianthus occidentalis (Fewleaf Sunflower) [CC5]
  • Helianthus pauciflorus (Stiff Sunflower) [CC5]
  • Helianthus strumosus (Paleleaf Sunflower) [CC7]
  • Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem Artichoke) [CC3]
  • Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye Sunflower) [CC5]
  • Iva annua (Marsh Elder) [CC1]
  • Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine) [CC6]
  • Ratibida pinnata (Grayheaded Coneflower) [CC4]
  • Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower) [CC7]
  • Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) [CC1]
  • Rudbeckia laciniata (Cutleaf Coneflower) [CC4]
  • Rudbeckia missouriensis (Missouri Coneflower) [CC6]
  • Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Coneflower) [CC5]
  • Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-Eyed Susan) [CC3]
  • Silphium integrifolium (Rosinweed) [CC4]
  • Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant) [CC6]
  • Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant) [CC3]
  • Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock) [CC5]
  • Verbesina alternifolia (Wingstem) [CC4]
  • Verbesina helianthoides (Yellow Crownbeard) [CC5]
  • Verbesina virginica (White Crownbeard) [CC5]
  • Xanthium strumarium (Rough Cocklebur) [CC0]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism