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Aster Flower Facts and Meaning | September Birth Flower

May 22, 2013 – 07:53 am

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Aster flowers provide a beautiful addition to a fall flower garden. When so many other flowers end of their growing season, asters continue to thrive and provide brilliant color and scent to an otherwise sad landscape. Also known as starworts, frost flowers or Michaelmas daisies, the name aster is derived from the word of Greek meaning “star”.

Asters are an easy-to-grow perennial that can grow well in average soil, but they need full sun. A majority of the aster plants are perennials. Some of them are annuals and biennials. They are one of the people’s favorite choice for the flower arrangements in fall and winter. Asters can grow in all hardiness zones. Plants of this genus are native to temperate areas of the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Aster is closely related to the chrysanthemum. The flowers resemble those of the daisy, they consist of a central disc surrounded by numerous rays.

Aster Flower Family

The genus aster includes some 600 species of widely distributed flowering plants in the family asteraceae. Asteraceae is the second largest family of flowers. The flower family of aster comprises more than 23000 species and 1600 genera. Aster flower belongs to the genus aster. Some of the largest genera within the family are Vernonia (about 1000 species), Senecio (about 1500 species) and Centaurea and Cousinia (both with around 600 species). There is a branch of botany that is specially dedicated to the sole study of the aster flower family, which is known as synantherology.

The family Asteraceae also contains genera such as Canadanthus, Almutaster, Doellingeria, lonactis, Eucephalus, Eurybia, Oreostemma, Oligoneuron, Symphyotrichum and Sericocarpus. The new world varieties of asters are grouped under these genera. Traditionally, there are 2 subfamilies of aster flower family, namely, Cichorioideae and Asteroideae. In fact, flower family of aster is also known as the sunflower family or daisy family as well. A single flower of aster is actually a group of more than hundred small yellow flowers.

Considering about the entire flower family, asteraceae, then there are plenty of flower species that are beautiful and attractive for the gardens. Briefly, those flowers can be the White Doll’s Daisy, White Snakeroot, Climbing aster, Tall Tickseed, Green and Gold, Trumpetweed, Pale Purple Coneflower, Robin’s Plantain, Sweetscented Joepyeweed, Jerusalem artichoke, Common Sneezeweed, Swamp sunflower, Lobed Tickseed and many more.

Physical Appearance & Characteristics

Asters are daisy-like in appearance, in fact they are a member of the sunflower family. Asters come in white, purples, lavenders, blues, robust red and a variety of pinks. In the center of the flower in all asters are yellow in color (their main characteristic) and the yellow center is actually comprised of many tiny flowerets. Asters have alternate, simple leaves that are toothed or untoothed but rarely lobed. Their leaves are often dark green in color and can also be long, thin and pointed like the flower petals. The plants come in a wide variety, with some are two feet tall or more, while others are less than a foot tall. Both small and larger varieties make good cut flowers for vases and arrangements.


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