Sunday, September 13, 2009

This Flower

I found this orange flower in someone’s yard while walking Brinkerhoff St. on Sunday. After searching the flower’s appearance for a good amount of time, I concluded the only match I can find is a flower called the Aster (Diplopappus Cass). The flower was included in a group of others just like it. The petals of the flower are thin and numerous, and the stem is relatively short. The species of flower originally was located in both North America and Eurasia, but now is primarily located across the ocean. The word Aster comes from the Greek word astror, meaning star.
After further examination, one Aster is located in New York and Canada (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii), or the New York Aster.

1 comment:

  1. Good photo. Could have used some more natural history and a more detailed description. Where does it grow naturally, in what type of habitat? Does this variety grow in the wild or only in hothouses and gardens?