[Wildflowers West of the Cascade Mts.]

The Sunflower Family West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

Asteraceae

Cutleaf Fleabane: Erigeron compositus
Cutleaf Fleabane: Erigeron compositus

Flower Heads Look Like Dandylions: No disk flowers present.

These members of the sunflower family consist of a head of many long-petaled flowers (ray flowers), typically yellow, orange or white or occasionally bluish.


Flower Heads Look Like Daisies or Sunflowers:

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Flowers consist of a central disc of small, short petaled flowers often tightly packed together surrounded by a ring of longer petaled flowers. The longer, outside flowers may be white, yellow, pink, blue, or lavender.


Flower heads generally look like fabric buttons or pincushions when viewed from above: Flower heads generally consist entirely of disk flowers. Ray flowers are usually absent, although some species may rarely show one to several ray flowers per head.

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