Aster family, 1314 genera; 21,000+ species.

Associated with the Greek world for pearl, this margarita Family provides critical nectar for the survival of migrating monarchs each fall, providing the bulk of the nectar that fuels their long journey to the central highlands of Mexico in the fall. The availability of large meadows of wild asters could make the difference between their living and starving to death.

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