Asteraceae (Senecioneae tribe)

(as-tr-AY-see-ee / se-ness-e-ON-ee)
– a family in the Asterales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 9 not-too-obscure plants that are in the “Groundsel” tribe of the Aster Family:

  • Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (Pale Indian Plantain) [CC4]
  • Arnoglossum plantagineum (Indian Plantain) [CC8]
  • Arnoglossum reniforme (Great Indian Plantain) [CC8]
  • Erechtites hieraciifolius (American Burnweed) [CC1]
  • Hasteola suaveolens (Sweet Indian Plantain) [CC9]
  • Packera aurea (Golden Ragwort) [CC6]
  • Packera glabella (Butterweed) [CC1]
  • Packera obovata (Roundleaf Ragwort) [CC4]
  • Packera plattensis (Prairie Ragwort) [CC6]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism