- Flower nameAster scabe
- Scientific nameAster scaber
- Alias白山菊, Aster scabe
- Place of origin Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonAugust, September, October
What is Aster scabe
Aster scabe or shirayamagiku (Scientific name: Aster scaber) is a perennial wildflower of the Asteraceae family native to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. In Japan, it grows wild in the mountains from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The grass is tall and straight. The leaves on the lower part of the stems are ovate in shape. The leaves wither before flowering. It produces sparse white tongue-shaped flowers in summer and autumn. The young shoots are edible.
Common name: Aster scaber, Scientific name: Aster scaber, Plant height: 100-150 cm, Leaf shape: ovate heart-shaped, Leaf margin: toothed; inflorescence shape: corymb; head diameter: 1.8-2.4 cm; tongue: white; flowering season: August-October; seed shape: cylindrical.