SEPTEMBER BIRTH FLOWERS
Aster flowers one of the September birth flowers are symbols of Love, Afterthought, Faith, Wisdom, Valor, and Light.
The genus Aster includes some 600 species of widely distributed flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Aster comes from Greek word for “star”, and refers to the shape of the flower head. Many of the species are popular garden plants because of their showy flower heads.
Believed in ancient times that burning the leaves of the aster flower drove away serpents. Also to symbolize afterthought, aster’s were laid on the graves of soldiers.
Morning glory flowers another September birth flower bring vibrance and awareness in thought for September births.
As its name implies, morning glory flowers, which are saucer-shaped, open at morning time, allowing them to be pollinated by hummingbirds, butterfly’s, bees and other daytime insects and birds. The flower lasts for a single morning and dies in the afternoon. New flowers bloom each day. The flower color usually starts to fade a couple of hours before the petals start showing visible curling. They are partial to full sun throughout the day.
Morning glory is also called asagao (in Japanese, a compound of asa “morning” and kao “face”). It was first known in China for its medicinal uses, due to the laxative properties of its seeds. It was introduced to the Japanese in the 9th century, and they were the first to cultivate it as an ornament. During the Edo Period, it became a very popular ornamental flower. Aztec priests in Mexico were also known to use the plant’s hallucinogenic properties to commune with their gods (see Rivea corymbosa). In recent years, it’s become abundant in North American gardens. It’s treated as a perennial in many tropical areas and as an annual in colder climates. September birth flower.