Green tea in a white cup, roll pastry, refined sugar and beautiful aster flowers on a wooden background.

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Green tea in a white cup, roll pastry, refined sugar and beautiful aster flowers on a wooden background.

By Amy Grant Asters are one of the last flowers in bloom for the summer season, with many blooming well into fall. They are prized primarily for their late season beauty in a landscape that has begun to wither and dieback prior to winter, but there are other uses for aster plants. Keep reading to learn more about the edibility of aster flowers. Can You Eat Asters? Asters are gorgeous autumn perennials that can be found wild in North America and southern Europe. Also called starworts or frost flowers, the genus Aster includes about 600 species. The word ‘aster’ is derived from the Greek in reference to the multi-hued star-like blooms. The aster root has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. How about eating the rest of the aster plant? Are asters edible? Yes, the leaves and flowers of asters are edible and are purported to have a number

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