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Question 1: The largest genera are Senecio (1,500 species), Vernonia (1,000 species), Cousinia (600 species) and ________ (600 species).
CornflowerCentaureaAsteraceaeFlowering plant

Question 2:
What family does Asteraceae belong to?
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Question 3: They are generally easy to distinguish, mainly because of their characteristic inflorescence and many shared ________.
Computational phylogeneticsPhylogeneticsCladisticsClade

Question 4: ________ (knapweed), Helianthus annuus (domestic sunflower), and some species of Solidago (goldenrod) are major "honey plants" for beekeepers.
AsteraceaeFlowering plantCentaureaCornflower

Question 5: ________) or entire capitulum (e.g.
AsteraceaeBidens wiebkeiBidens campylothecaBidens

Question 6:
What period does the fossils of the Asteraceae come from?
Late Pliocene to Recent
Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Eocene - Recent
Pliocene to Present

Question 7: Asteraceae are most usually herbs, but some shrubs, ________ and climbers do exist.

Question 8: The pistil is made of two connate ________.
StamenGynoeciumFlowering plantFlower

Question 9: The involucral leaves of the capitula of the ________ (here flowering) are eaten as vegetable
Reference Daily IntakeCardoonDietary fiberArtichoke

Question 10: They are also commonly featured in medical and phytochemical journals because the sesquiterpene lactone compounds contained within them are an important cause of ________.
Systemic lupus erythematosusContact dermatitisAtopic dermatitisUrticaria


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