What is another word for Compositae?

31 synonyms found


[ kˈɒmpəsˌɪtiː], [ kˈɒmpəsˌɪtiː], [ k_ˈɒ_m_p_ə_s_ˌɪ_t_iː]

Compositae, also known as Asteraceae, is a family of flowering plants that includes daisies, sunflowers, and asters. This family is known for its composite flower heads, which consist of many small flowers arranged in a single structure. While Compositae is the most common name for this plant family, there are several other synonyms that are used to refer to it, including the daisy family, composites, and aster family. The name Asteraceae comes from the Greek word astḗr, which means "star," referring to the shape of the flowers. Other synonyms for Compositae include the sunflower family, the marigold family, and the dandelion family. Regardless of the name used, these plants are known for their beauty, diversity, and importance to ecosystems around the world.

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How to use "Compositae" in context?

The Compositae are a large and diverse grouping of flowering plants that are commonly called composites. The name derives from the Latin composite meaning "combined," in reference to the plant's composite leaves and flowers. These plants have a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, and they can be found in all corners of the world.

There are around 8,000 species of Compositae, and they are the dominant group of flowering plants in temperate and arid climates. Many of the species are ornamental garden plants, and a few are used for food.

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