Aster is a genus of about 180 species in the family of Asteraceae, native to Eurasia.
Asters are popular perennial flowers, commonly seen in bouquets and gardens. The flower is actually a combination of tiny tubular flowers, grouped together in a central yellow disk and surrounded by petals, the ring of ray flowers. They resemble daisies because of their shape and yellow centers.
Meaning: The name “aster” is derived from the Greek word “astron”, which means “star”, because of the shape of its flowers. The name was given by the botanist Carl von Linnaeus.
Symbolism: Aster is a symbol of patience and elegance.