What Plant Family Does the Sunflower Belong To?

The Sunflower, scientifically named Helianthus annus, is of the family Asteraceae which is one of the largest families of flowering plants with over 20,000 species. Asteraceae are characterized by having a flower that forms a head or capitulum.

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