L., Sp. Pl. 878 (1753).
Derivation: Latin solidus, whole; ago, I cause; referring to the use of some species by herbalists to promote the healing of wounds.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial herbs with rhizomes; stems erect; leaves radical and cauline, alternate, often dentate.
Capitula sessile to pedunculate, numerous, in terminal panicles, heterogamous, radiate; involucres cylindrical; bracts imbricate in several unequal series; receptacle naked, pitted, minute; ray florets female, uniseriate; disk florets bisexual; anthers obtuse at the base; style branches with lanceolate appendages.
Achenes pubescent; pappus of equal capillary bristles, 1- or 2-seriate.
About 100 species in North America and Europe; 1 species naturalised in Australia.
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