Asterids facts for kids

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Impatiens balsamina from Ericales

In the APG II system, for the classification of flowering plants, asterids are a clade. That means they are a monophyletic group.

The clade includes 17 orders in the traditional Linnaean system.

Common examples include the forget-me-nots, nightshades, potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, morning glory, sweet potato, coffee, lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, honeysuckle, ash tree, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, and a number of table herbs such as mint, basil, and rosemary.


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