Korean starwort

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    Korean starwort @ Nikko Botanical Garden
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    Korean starwort @ Nikko Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Korean starwort
Formal Name
Aster koraiensis
Alias
Korean starwort
Habitat
the Korean Peninsula
Morph
perennial herb

Comment

What is Korean starwort

Korean starwort (scientific name: Aster koraiensis) is a perennial herb belonging to the family Asteraceae, an endemic species of the Korean Peninsula.
From summer to early autumn, the inflorescence is extended from the tip of the stem and the head flower blooms. Tongue flowers are bluish purple and tubular flowers are yellow. It came to Japan for ornamental purposes and is now considered a naturalized plant.

Detailed information

Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Aster
Species
A. koraiensis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
capitate corolla
Leaf type
Wide-Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Botanic garden
Color
Blue, Violet
Season
JunJulAugSep
Height
50 ~ 60 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 4

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