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Many Flowered Aster, 2011

many flowered aster
many flowered aster

Many Flowered Aster

That’s actually the name of this particular autumn aster; I guess they ran out of creative ideas in naming the dozens of little white composite flowers with their raised warm yellow centers. I’m a pushover for little white flowers, especially when they are gently touched by morning sun against a backdrop of weathered wood.

Most asters have flowers only at the end of the stem, or they bloom in succession along the stem, but this particular aster also has many branches, each with their own sets of flowers, and when they bloom all at once the plant looks very snowy; this is probably the origin of the term “many-flowered”. Here is last year’s photo entitled “Many Flowered Aster”.

many-flowered aster

Many-Flowered Aster


Just Something Pretty

asters in red teapot
asters in red teapot

Asters in Teapot

A brief moment of sun shone down at just the right angle to illuminate the calico asters in the old red teapot on my front porch swing. For some reason, it was just so beautiful.


Many Flowered Aster

many flowered aster

Many Flowered Aster

That’s actually the name of this particular autumn aster; I guess they ran out of creative ideas in naming the dozens of little white composite flowers with their raised warm yellow centers. I’m a pushover for little white flowers, especially when they are gently touched by morning sun against a backdrop of weathered wood.

Most asters have flowers only at the end of the stem, or they bloom in succession along the stem, but this particular aster also has many branches, each with their own sets of flowers, and when they bloom all at once the plant looks very snowy; this is probably the origin of the term “many-flowered”. Here is last year’s photo entitled “Many Flowered Aster”.

many-flowered aster

Many-Flowered Aster


Many-Flowered Asters

many-flowered aster

Many-Flowered Aster

That’s really the name of this variety of aster. Makes me think they ran out of ideas and just went right for the obvious. There are so many varieties of asters blooming from late August to November, and each of them is my favorite flower, whichever one is blooming nearest me.

This lovely bunch of asters is growing out of a crack in the sidewalk one door down from me. Beauty is everywhere.

Autumn is the gaudiest season, and while I love the enthusiastic display of colored leaves all over the hills and backyards and streets, I also love the gentler display of autumn wildflowers. I encourage many asters to grow in my yard, including this many-flowered aster, and a bouquet of these on the table next to my door is like a brilliant cloud; combined with goldenrod and deep purple ironweed it’s the essence of autumn.