More about Aster
The birth flower for September is the Aster. Aster has around 180 species and most of them are native to Europe and Asia. Many species of Aster and their hybrids are widely used as garden plants because of their attractive and colorful presence.
Origin of Name:
The September flower, Aster, gets its name from its star-shaped head. The Greek word 'aster' means 'star' and is thus assigned to it. Aster is also called as 'Starworts'. The scientific names for some common species are listed below.
Aster alpinus - Alpine Aster
Aster Amellus - Italian Aster
Aster Linosyris - Goldilocks Aster
The September birth flower Aster mainly symbolizes love and contentment. It also signifies devotion and weakness. Back in the Victorian era, the September flower would signify a message of care.
The people with Aster as the September birth flower are believed to be very focused towards leading a good life. They like to do things in a certain manner and always strive for perfection in whatever they do. They are also considered to be good listeners and hence tend to have good communication skills. Most September born people are hard-working and energetic.
Special Significance on Holidays/Events:
Aster is an ancient flower and is often worn on many significant occasions. The September birth flower is often handed to teachers on Teacher's Day. It is also worn to commemorate other events like Grandfather's day (1st sunday of September), Labor day (first monday of September) and Patriot's Day (9/11).
- The Hungarian revolution (1918) is known as the 'Aster Revolution' as the protesters wore the Aster flower.
- It was believed in olden days, that burning Aster leaves could drive away evil snakes.