ETYM Latin aster aster, star, Greek asthr star. Related to Star.
1. Any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers.
2. Star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis.
Any plant of the large genus Aster, family Compositae, belonging to the same subfamily as the daisy. All asters have starlike flowers with yellow centers and outer rays (not petals) varying from blue and purple to white and the genus comprises a great variety of size. Many are cultivated as garden flowers, including the Michaelmas daisy A. nova-belgii.
The China aster Callistephus chinensis belongs to a closely allied genus; it was introduced to Europe and the US from China in the early 18th century.
The white wood aster A. divaricatus grows in open woods throughout most of the US.
Zvezdana, vrsta biljke, poznata u narodu kao bela kata.