Encyclopedia > Aster

  Article Content

Aster

Aster is a wide-spread genus of flowering plants, in the Asteraceae family. The name is also sometimes informally applied to the family as well. There are more than 600 species, a number of which are very popular garden plants.

Species include:

  • A. alpinus
  • A. amellus (Italian aster)
  • A. cordifolius (blue wood aster)
  • A. divaricatus (white wood aster)
  • A. ericoides (heath aster)
  • A. laevis
  • A. lateriflorus
  • A. novae-angliae (New England aster)
  • A. novi-belgii (New York aster)
  • A. pringlei
  • A. sibericus
  • A. tataricus
  • A. tonglensis

The China aster is in the related Callistephus genus.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
879

... 820s 830s 840s 850s 860s - 870s - 880s 890s 900s 910s 920s Years: 874 875 876 877 878 - 879 - 880 881 882 883 884 Events Wilfred the Hairy[?], Count of Barcelona, ...