Aster (genus)

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Aster is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Its circumscription has been narrowed, and it now encompasses around 180 species, all but one of which are restricted to Eurasia; many species formerly in Aster are now in other genera of the tribe Astereae. Aster amellus is the type species of the genus and the family Asteraceae. The name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word ἀστήρ (astḗr), meaning "star", referring to the shape of the flower head. Many species and a variety of hybrids and varieties are popular as garden plants because of their attractive and colourful flowers.

For Me, It's You

Give Myself to You
All songs written by Train, except "If I Can't Change Your Mind" by Bob Mould. ;Singles Patrick Monahan – vocals. Jimmy Stafford – guitar. Scott Underwood – drums. Brandon Bush – keyboards. Johnny Colt – bass. Eddie Horst – string arrangements on 1 3 10 13. Brendan O'Brien – "all other instruments".

Hey, Soul Sister

Hey Soul Sister
"Hey, Soul Sister" is a song by American rock band Train. It was written by lead singer Patrick Monahan, Amund Bjørklund, and Espen Lind. It was released as the lead single from the band's fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco (2009). The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is Train's highest-charting song to date. As of September 21, 2012, it had sold over 6 million digital copies in the US. It was the top-selling song on the iTunes Store in 2010, and the second overall best-selling song in the US in 2010. It is also the band's most commercially successful single to date, reaching number one in 16 countries.

Meet Virginia

"Meet Virginia" is a song written and recorded by American roots rock band Train. It was released in October 1999 as the second single from their eponymous first album, Train. The song reached a peak of number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 2000, becoming their first top 20 hit, and their first single to chart on the Hot 100. It also reached the Top 30 of Billboard's rock charts, Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (number 21) and Alternative Songs (number 25). Roxanne Blanford of Allmusic says "Meet Virginia" is one of a few songs from the album Train that has "inspired hooks and reflective lyrics". Christa L.

Save Me, San Francisco

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Save Me, San Francisco is California rock band Train's fifth studio album and the first of two albums recorded as a three-piece. It was released on October 27, 2009, through Columbia Records. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on September 9, 2010 and as of April 2012 has sold 954,000 copies in the US. The album's first single, "Hey, Soul Sister", which marked a return to the group's folk-rock roots, was released to digital retailers on August 11, 2009. The single has since become Train's fourth career Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and second career top 10 hit, reaching number three 26 weeks after it was released.

If It's Love (Train song)

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"If It's Love" is the second single from Train's fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco. It debuted at #31 on Billboards Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart. and has since become Train's second-consecutive #1 hit from the album, as well as their fourth #1 overall. This ties the band with Matchbox 20 and Daughtry for second-most chart-topping singles in format history, and trailing only Nickelback in total Adult Top 40 #1 placements. It is also the 100th single to go #1 in the format's history. In addition, it has reached #34 on the Billboard Hot 100. A music video was filmed for the song, which debuted on on May 11, 2010.

California 37 (album)

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California 37 is the sixth studio album from California rock band Train. The album was released on April 13, 2012 through Columbia Records. It is the last Train album to feature drummer Scott Underwood before his departure in 2014 and the last recorded as a three-piece. It was preceded by the lead single "Drive By" on January 10, 2012. Train recorded the album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage, and Monahan says that a majority of the writing happened while the group was touring Save Me, San Francisco. "I didn't spend 3 months or 5 months writing, I just wrote throughout the course of the last 3 years," said Monahan.

Bulletproof Picasso

Picasso at the Wheel Tour
The band also appeared on 94.3 FM The Point on June 11 as part of a radio special entitled "Breakfast with Train", where the band invited fans to ask questions and spend breakfast with them. They performed on the Today Show on June 13, as part of the show's Toyota Summer Concert Series held at Rockefeller Center in New York City. On August 27, they performed at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City. The Picasso at the Wheel Tour was announced in January 2015, and began on May 21, 2015, in Wheatland, California.


purple coneflowerConeflowerEchinacea purpurea
Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. The genus Echinacea has ten species, which are commonly called coneflowers. They are found only in eastern and central North America, where they grow in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (ekhinos), meaning "sea urchin", due to the spiny central disk. These flowering plants and their parts have different uses. Some species are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. Echinacea purpurea is used in folk medicine.

Drive By (song)

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"Drive By" is a song by American roots rock band, Train, from their sixth studio album, California 37. It was released in the United States as the album's lead single on January 9, 2012, three months before the release of California 37. The song was written by lead singer Patrick Monahan and Norwegian songwriting duo Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund, the same team responsible for Train's 2009 hit single "Hey, Soul Sister". "Drive By" peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's third top 10 hit in the US. It was awarded a double platinum certification by the RIAA on July 23, 2012, for more than 2 million sales in the US.


dahliasDahlia the TricksterDahlia variabilis
A member of the Asteraceae (formerly Compositae) family of dicotyledonous plants, its garden relatives thus include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in diameter or up to 1 ft ("dinner plate"). This great variety results from dahlias being octoploids—that is, they have eight sets of homologous chromosomes, whereas most plants have only two. In addition, dahlias also contain many transposons—genetic pieces that move from place to place upon an allele—which contributes to their manifesting such great diversity.


zinniasZinnia paucifloraZinnia pumila
Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors. The genus name honors German master botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59). Zinnias are annuals, shrubs, and sub-shrubs native primarily to North America, with a few species in South America. Most species have upright stems but some have a lax habit with spreading stems that mound over the surface of the ground.

Christmas in Tahoe

Christmas in Tahoe is a Christmas album by American rock band Train, released on November 13, 2015. The album was made digitally available exclusively on Amazon at the time of its release, as well as it being released on CD to most retailers. It's the band's eighth studio album and first full-length Christmas album. The album features renditions of twelve traditional Christmas songs and three originals written by the band. The album was released on other digital retailers for the first time on October 27, 2017, in addition to the deluxe edition being made available on CD for the first time. Credits adapted from AllMusic Train. Pat Monahan — vocals, arrangement. Jerry Becker — keyboards.

Achillea millefolium

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Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow or common yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. It has been introduced as a feed for livestock in places like New Zealand and Australia, where it is a common herb of both wet and dry areas, such as roadsides, meadows, fields and coastal places. In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo (Spanish for 'little feather') from its leaf shape and texture. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in stanching the flow of blood from wounds.

Angel in Blue Jeans

Directed by SCRANTON and Mel Soria, the video stars New Girl actress Hannah Simone as the titular angel, Danny Trejo as a heroic derivative of his Robert Rodriguez character Machete, and Train frontman Pat Monahan as a villainous sheriff. The video is influenced by the spaghetti western film genre, and features Trejo lip-synching to the lyrics. *

A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat

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Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album a positive review, claiming that A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat is "an exuberant album, a celebration of everything that makes Train such a corny band. The hooks are big, the production is so glossy that it shines, and it's so cheerful it's bound to irritate anybody who isn't on the band's wavelength. If you're with them, though, a girl a bottle a boat is a good time because of its eagerness to please." The album debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on its first week of release, making it Train's sixth album to chart in the top 10. It sold 30,000 copies in the United States in its first week.

Charlie Colin

Charlie Colin is the former Bassist for the Grammy Award-winning band Train. Colin also played guitar and provided background vocals on the band's albums until his departure from the group in 2003. Colin attended Berklee College of Music with fellow Train bandmate Rob Hotchkiss. He has also worked with Train drummer Scott Underwood on a side project called Foodpill during the autumn of 2002, culminating in the release of the album Elixir. * Williams, LG, The Book Of Charlie (PCP Press, 2016) ISBN: 154076138X * Foodpill Website


Erigeron is a large genus of plants in the daisy family. It is sometimes confused with other closely related genera, Aster and the true daisy Bellis. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution in dry, mountainous areas and grassland, with the highest diversity in North America. Its English name, fleabane, is shared with related plants in several other genera. It appears to be derived from a belief that the dried plants repelled fleas or that the plants were poisonous to fleas.


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Bidens is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. The common names beggarticks, black jack, burr marigolds, cobbler's pegs, Spanish needles, stickseeds, tickseeds and tickseed sunflowers refer to the fruits of the plants, most of which are bristly and barbed, with two sharp pappi at the end. The generic name refers to the same character; Bidens comes from the Latin bis ("two") and dens ("tooth"). The plants are zoochorous; their seeds will stick to clothing, fur or feathers, and be carried to new habitat. This has enabled them to colonize a wide range, including many oceanic islands.


Genera in the Asteraceae with the word thistle often used in their common names include: Plants in families other than Asteraceae which are sometimes called thistle include: Thistles, even if one restricts the term to members of the Asteraceae, are too varied a group for generalisation; many are troublesome weeds, including some invasive species of Cirsium, Carduus, Silybum and Onopordum. Typical adverse effects are competition with crops and interference with grazing in pastures, where dense growths of spiny vegetation suppress forage plants and repel grazing animals from eating either the thistle plants or neighbouring forage.


Grindelia robustagumweedgumplants
Grindelia (gumweed) is a genus of plants native to the Americas belonging to the sunflower family. The genus was named for Latvian botanist David Hieronymus Grindel, 1776–1836. They are herbaceous plants or subshrubs with annual, biennial, or perennial life cycles. The flowerheads are composed of numerous yellow disc florets (usually between 100–200) and from 0 to sixty or more yellow or orange ray florets. Grindelia squarrosa, a plant with bright yellow flowers indigenous to much of the United States, is commonly called curlycup gumweed. Grindelia robusta, found in the western states, is a coastal scrub bush that is reputed to have several medicinal uses.

Train Does Led Zeppelin II

Train Does Led Zeppelin II is a 2016 cover album by American rock band Train of Led Zeppelin songs and is the band's ninth studio album. This album covers Led Zeppelin II in its entirety. The album was performed in concert and was released digitally as well as on compact disc and vinyl. All profits from sales of the album will go to the San Francisco-based charity, Family House. It is the last album to feature guitarist Jimmy Stafford. Pat Monahan – lead vocals. Jimmy Stafford – lead guitar, 12 string electric guitar, acoustic. Jerry Becker – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Hammond B3, harmonica. Hector Maldonado – bass. Drew Shoals – drums, percussion. Nikita Houston – backing vocals.

Family (biology)

Family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major hierarchical taxonomic ranks in Linnaean taxonomy; it is classified between order and genus. A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks between the ranks of family and genus. The official family names are Latin in origin; however, popular names are often used: for example, walnut trees and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, but that family is commonly referred to as being the "walnut family".

Taraxacum officinale

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Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. Common dandelion is well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that disperse in the wind. These balls are called "blowballs" or "clocks" in both British and American English.


Helenium is a genus of annuals and herbaceous perennials in the sunflower family native to the Americas. They bear yellow or orange daisy-like composite flowers. A number of these species (particularly Helenium autumnale) have the common name sneezeweed, based on the former use of their dried leaves in making snuff. It was inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits. Larger species may grow up to 2 m tall. The genus is named for Helen of Troy, daughter of Zeus and Leda. Helenium species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Phymatopus behrensii.