I will soon have to retire Wildflower Wednesday for this year. Our days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. But I could not leave you without showing some Asters. These plants, for me, say, 'Fall'.
There are thousands of species and they are very difficult to tell apart, even for an experienced botanist. I will not even try to figure out which Asters I have taken photos of.
Aster means 'star' in Greek. The flowers truly are like little stars. This one is a light mauve one. The flowers are much smaller, but they brighten up many a waste area.
Asters are found the world over, except for Antarctica. They are mainly grown for their beauty. I could not find many other uses for this plant. This white one is very pretty. It grows upright. The white is brilliant amongst the yellowing of other plants.
Sorry Folks. This has to be a short post. My computer, and especially my photo files, are giving me problems.