Aster Flower Family
These plants are used for their strong medicinal properties in some parts of the world.
Aster flower family. Hailing from switzerland this mid sized aster has large lilac blue flowers. Asteraceae aster family. When the seeds are ripe and fall away you are left with a pitted disk that looks strikingly like a little garden plot where all the tiny flowers were planted.
The family includes over 32 000 currently accepted species in over 1 900 genera in 13 subfamilies in terms of numbers of species the asteraceae are rivaled only by the orchidaceae. The aster genus has over 500 species. Barr s pink aster is an especially attractive species of new england aster due to its showy pink colored flowers.
Asteraceae or compositae commonly referred to as the aster daisy composite or sunflower family is a very large and widespread family of flowering plants angiospermae. Many species formerly in aster are now in other genera of the tribe astereae. 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.
Varieties of asters. See more aster variety recommendations. Plants of the aster family will have either disk flowers ray flowers or both.
Top aster flower pictures. They are world wide in distribution and abundant in tropics and in cold arctic or alpines regions. Hairy white oldfield aster frost aster white heath aster downy aster symphyotrichum pilosum native family.
Economic importance of asteraceae. At one time all the species were considered part of the aster genus but several species have now been reassigned to the symphyotrichum genus. Late purple aster spreading aster symphyotrichum patens native family.
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