Small Roadside "Daisies"

Aster Family (Asteraceae/Compositae)

These are photos of very small, low-growing, daisy-like plants that I have seen along the sides of paths and roads. Even the experts accompanying me were not sure what they were.

There are many genera in the Composite Family (and several species in each genus) which have a similar appearance. Distinguishing one from another depends on very technical comparisons between the parts of the plants.


by Sandra Bray