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What is an aster?
An aster is a flower with a white, pink, blue, or purple petals around a yellow middle.
The name aster can be used for any plant in the genus Aster. Asters are similar to daisies and are in the same family. They are sometimes called Michaelmas daisies.
Species of asters commonly planted in gardens include those known as the New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae–angliae) and the New York aster (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii). Some varieties of asters are used as cut flowers by florists.
Example: We planted asters around the grass in the garden.
Where does aster come from?
The first records of the word aster come from around 1600. It comes from the Greek astḗr, meaning “star.” Other star-related words are based on the same root, such as astronomy, asteroid, and asterisk. Asters are named for their star-shaped flowers.
Asters are native to Eurasia. They are perennial, herbaceous plants that bloom late in the growing season—sometimes in September, for which they are one of the birth flowers. Asters are often classified as either “wild” or “cultivated.”
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How is aster used in real life?
Asters are popular as garden flowers due to their colorful blooms.
Front garden is shaping up. Trying out some new ideas this year: Jasmine, Dahlias, Aster, Chrysanthemum, Campanula, Rudbeckia, Thyme. Definitely in an experimental phase and loving it. Allium “Millennium” still my favourite and doing well in the spring sun!
— Craig Munro (@craigmunro) April 5, 2021
Native New England aster in my late summer backyard garden, super easy and prolific. Start with just a couple of seedlings from a native plant sale, and you're set for years to come. These are a lifesaver for migrating birds, #hummingbirds #pollinators #butterflies #biodiversity pic.twitter.com/yGArh5jmuy
— Susan (@OneWildLife1) April 3, 2021
Blooms of an aster add to the fall color in the Nebraska National Forest near Chadron. The aster is the birth flower for the month of Sept. pic.twitter.com/tz0qXtXzgy
— Nebraska Game and Parks (@NEGameandParks) October 7, 2016
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Asters are related to daisies.
How to use aster in a sentence
Pinon says she steers clear of dahlias, daisies and asters for fragrance-sensitive people, too.How to enjoy fresh flowers at home, without the sneezing and wheezing|Ashley Abramson|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
The next moment, plump into Tilly's lap, fell a huge pink aster.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Be on the lookout for black beetle on Aster and Chrysanthemum.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
Iron-weed, which looks like an overgrown aster, has the same intense purple-blue color, and a royal profusion of flowers.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs