- Flower nameAster yomena
- Scientific nameAster yomena
- Alias嫁菜, オハギ, yomena, Japanese aster
- Place of origin endemic to Japan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
What is Aster yomena
Aster yomena or Yomena (scientific name: Aster yomena), endemic to Japan, is a wild perennial herb in the genus Astern of the Asteraceae family. In Japan, it grows wild along damp roadsides in the Chubu region and westward to Shikoku and Kyushu. The herb is about 40 to 100 meters tall, creeping, and the upper branches are branched. The leaves are dark green and oval, with rootlets and stem leaves. 1 to several small head flowers consisting of white or light blue-purple tongue-shaped flowers and yellow tubular flowers bloom from July to October from the stem tips. The shoots and young shoots are edible as a vegetable. It is mentioned in the Manyoshu, a Japanese anthology of poetry.
Common name: Aster yomena, Scientific name: Aster yomena, Distribution: Honshu - Kyushu, Japan, Environment: Roadside, Height: 40 - 100 cm, Root leaves, Leaf color: dark green, Leaf texture: unshiny and leaf shape: elliptic, leaf length: 5-10 cm, leaf width: 3 cm, leaf margin: serrate, inflorescence shape: capitulum, capitulum diameter: 3-4 cm, number of petals of tongue-shaped flower: 10-20, corolla hair: none, flower color: white to pale blue-purple for tongue-shaped flower, yellow for tube-shaped flower, flower diameter: 2-3 cm, flowering period: 7-10 July, Uses: potted, garden, park.