Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birth flower for the month of September: The Aster

Aster comes from Greek word for "star" , and refers to the shape of the flower head. Aster includes 600 species of widely distributed flowering plants in the family of Asteraceae. Colors:
  • Pink
  • Red
  • White
  • Lilac
  • Mauve
  • Love,
  • Afterthought,
  • Faith,
  • Wisdom,
  • Valor, and Light.

Interesting Facts that you might want to know:
  • During ancient times they burn the leaves of the Aster Flower to drive away serpents
  • on French tradition,Aster's were laid on the graves of soldiers to symbolize afterthought and a tribute of his/her bravery
  • Legend has it that burning Aster leaves will keep snakes away.
Alternate Birth flower: Morning Glory

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