Recent Examples of aster from the Web
For existing broadleaf weeds such as clover, dandelions, dichondra, poison ivy, roadside asters and others, use a broadleaf weed killer containing 2,4-D. Apply it according to label directions for best results.
What follows here is Huegel riffing on plant romance, manipulative orchids, promiscuous asters, Florida’s lazy bees and what vegetarians are missing.
As temperatures continue to rise, upper desert slopes and canyons welcome desert dandelion, Mojave aster, indigo bush, and desert paintbrush.
There are flowers that pretty much let anybody come and visit — a lot of asters, for example.
Flowers that can be planted from seed directly into the garden include alyssum, aster, celosia, cosmos, four o’clocks, marigold, morning glory, periwinkle, portulaca, salvia, sunflower, verbena and zinnia.
For late fall and into the winter add coneflower, mint marigold, fall aster, calendula, dianthus and alyssum.
Flowers to start from seed: Cannabis, cosmos, snaps, ageratum, seed dahlias, godetia, aster, celosia, malva, salvia, lupine, Achimenes (tubers), brachyscome (15C), dianthus (5), stock(10L), lockspar (20C).
Then focus on adding more seasonal diversity, like milkweeds for summer, asters for fall.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aster.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of -aster
ASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aster for English Language Learners
: a type of plant that is grown in gardens for its colorful flowers
ASTER Defined for Kids
Definition of aster for Students
medical Definition of aster
- The first stage in the formation of the mitotic spindle in a typical animal cell is the appearance of microtubules in a “sunburst” arrangement, or aster, around each centrosome during early prophase.
- —Gerald Karp, Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments, 6th edition, 2010
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up aster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).