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Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius / Houkigiku ホウキギク

Bloom time: August-October

Astereraceae /


Species in the genus Aster:

Aster ageratoides ssp. leiophyllus / Shiroyomena
Aster fastigiatus / Himeshion
Aster glehnii var. hondoensis / Gomana
Aster_microcephalus_var. ovatus / Nokongiku
Aster scabe / Shirayamagiku
Aster semiamplexicaulis / Inakagiku
Aster spathulifolius / Darumagiku
Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius / Houkigiku
Aster tripolium / Uragiku

Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius / Houkigiku ホウキギク

*There seems to be controversy over the variety's name.
Aster subulatus var. obtusifolius is a native-to-North-America annual herb brought in hundreds of years ago and has been a weed in many districts. It branches well, growing to 0.5-1.2m in height; leaves are linear, keeping the width the same from bases to ends - bases embracing stems a bit. Flower heads measure 5-6mm; ray florets are white, rarely light purple. Bloom time: August-October.




inserted by FC2 system