aster aster  /ˈæ stər/


  1. (n) any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers
  2. (n) star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis


  1. The aster and cotton plants were gnarled dwarfs.
  2. The result: knee-high waves of goldenrod, aster, orchard grass and fleabane.
  3. This year's favorite is flowers: from A for aster to Z for zinnia, they make a coat a serenade to spring; its wearer becomes a veritable walking garden.


  • On Gardening: Stokes’ asters showy perennials loved by butterflies

    Stokes’ asters have always been among my favorite native perennials though I have typically only grown them in small drifts of five to seven plants. Now at the Columbus Botanical Garden I’ve got more than a hundred. They are an absolute knockout, and the American lady butterflies are finding them to be a real feast. Striking blue flowers and fiery orange butterflies is a combination that is hard ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

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