Aster flowers one of the September birth flowers are symbols of love, afterthought, faith, wisdom, valor, and light.The genus Aster includes some 600 species of widely distributed flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Aster comes from Greek word for “star”, and refers to the shape of the flower head. Many of the species are popular garden plants because of their showy flower heads. Believed in ancient times that burning the leaves of the aster flower drove away serpents. Also to symbolize afterthought, aster’s were laid on the graves of soldiers.
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