Aster scabe

Aster scaber

  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Aster scabe
  • Flower name
    Aster scabe
  • Scientific name
    Aster 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.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Aster
  • Species
    A. scabe
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeperennial wildflowe
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.8 ~ 2.4 cm

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