Aster (My Birth Flower)
Named after the Greek word for "Star" due to its blooms resembling a star, Asters symbolize love, wisdom, faith, and color. The Aster flower blooms in pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. This flower became a symbol of love when in Greek mythology it was placed on the altars for the gods.
According to Greek mythology, the goddess, Astraea, cried because there weren't enough stars in the sky. Her tears fell to earth and turned into the star-shaped flowers now called Asters.
The different colors of the wildflower also symbolize different meanings.
Purple asters symbolize wisdom and royalty and are the most popular color.
White asters symbolize purity and innocence.
Red asters symbolize undying devotion.
Pink asters symbolize sensitivity and love.