The China aster (Callistephus chinensis) is also a member of the order Compositae.
Even in our mother's day it was still called the China aster.
The company that took the work in hand, the aster Company, had confidence in the inventor's ideas.
The red spider and aphis have no special fondness for the aster.
The glowing apple and the juicy pear follow the lily and the rose, and are followed in their turn, by the aster and the ivy–bloom.
Root-lice, blue aphis, etc., is one of the most common enemies of the aster.
A little beyond, aster alpinus was in flower, of a bright color, which I can never get it to show in gardens.
Why it received the common name of aster I have never been able to find out.
If carefully done, an aster in almost full bloom can be taken up and replanted without injuring it in the least.
The aster, on the contrary, has a special talent for variation.
flower genus, 1706, from Latin aster "star" (see star (n.)); so called for the radiate heads of the flowers. Originally used in English in the Latin sense (c.1600) but this is obsolete.
word-forming element expressing incomplete resemblance (e.g. poetaster), usually diminutive and deprecatory, from Latin, from Greek -aster, suffix originally forming nouns from verbs ending in -azein, later generalized as a pejorative suffix, e.g. Greek patraster "he who plays the father."
aster as·ter (ās'tər)