|Aster Tenellus or Bristly
Leav'd Aster is the flower from the Syngenesia Polygamia Superflua
Most of the numerous species of this genus flower about Michaelmas,
their vulgar name of Michaelmas-Daisy; a name exceptionable not only on
account of its length, but from its being a compound word. Aster,
a Latin term, is now so generally received, that we shall make no
for adopting it.
are indebted to North-America
for most of our Asters, but the present species is rather a scarce
in this country, though not of modern introduction is a native of
and, like a few others, requires in the winter the shelter of a
is particularly distinguished
by having very narrow leaves with short bristles on them, and by its
drooping before they open.
is a perennial, flowers
in September and October, and may be propagated by slips or cuttings.