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Asterales

Asterales

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Asterales

  1. A taxonomic order within the clade asterids – many dicotyledonous plants including aster, sunflower, zinnia, lettuce, artichoke and dandelion, distinguished from others in the clade euasterids II by the presence in the plants of oligosaccharide inulin, a nutrient storage molecule used instead of starch and unique stamen morphology.

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