Asterids

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Impatiens balsamina from Ericales

In the APG II system,[1] for the classification of flowering plants, asterids are a clade. That means they are a monophyletic group.[2]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II.
  2. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 2003. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141 (4): 399–436. [1]