Common name: China Aster

ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part-I Radiate Heads May 1-14: Callistephus chinensis for validation from Uttarakhand_DSR_49 : Attachments (4).  4 posts by 3 authors.
This is an occasional ornamental in Pantnagar to which I suspect as Callistephus chinensis.
Kindly validate or otherwise.

The last picture ( DSR_4.JPG) is one of the Chinese asters, C.chinensis for sure. I have this plant in my house. The other pictures also look like varieties of C.chinensis only. The species has considerable number of varieties in different colours.


Garden Flower for ID : Asteraceae : Nasik : 22JAN22 : AK – 33: 2 images.
A cultivated, garden plant seen at a plant nursery in Nasik.

Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees


Garden Flower for ID : 100711 : AK-3:
Taken at the ‘Flower Show’ at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on 18/2/2011.
A small potted plant.

miniature aster.

miniature aster or china aster

If not wrong, it is Callistephus chinensis.

My guess- Bracteantha bracteata.
…, were d bracts papery ??

No …, it is not Helichrysum bracteata or Bracteantha bracteata now known as Xerochrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Tzvelev
Perhaps true identity has to be found

Callistephus chinensis as per Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Request For ID : Flower Show,Mumbai : 130513 : AK-28

Yes Callistephus chinensis

Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Sharing pictures taken at the Flower Show in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on 18/2/2011.
Posted earlier on our group. (Garden Flower for ID : 100711 : AK-3: )
Possible ids were Miniature Aster and Callistephus chinensis.

Rare colour … beautiful..


Garden Flowers for ID : Srinagar : 140712 : AK-3:
Picture taken at Mughal Garden Nishat, Srinagar on 8/9/11.
A cultivated, garden plant with bright pink flowers.

Yes Aster amellus

This is China Aster (Callistephus chinensis):


orn aster Hooghly 27-01-13 sk:
Found this ornamental planted in a market area.

Species : UNKNOWN
H & H : about 1 ft high, seasonal, there were a few of those plants each bearing either pink or purple flowers
Date : 26/1/13
Place : Hooghly

I hope Aster amellus.

I am also benefited by this ID. Thank you Sir!

This is China Aster (Callistephus chinensis), a commonly cultivated plant in North India.


Aster amellus L.
Herb with oblanceolate to obovate leaves, up to 12 cm long, nearly entire, upper leaves smaller, lanceolate; heards 5-7 cm across, in different colours, sometimes double.
Commonly cultivated as ornamental.
from Delhi.

This is China Aster (Callistephus chinensis):

Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Ornamentals- Aster amellus-NS 21 : Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
This one was shot from various locations, a common ornamental, Aster amellus….

This is China Aster (Callistephus chinensis):


Garden Flower for ID : Pahalgam : 120912 : AK-1:

Saw this cultivated, garden flower in Pahalgam on 8/9/2011.
A small plant around two feet in height with bright purple flowers.
Picture of leaves is attached.
Id please.

Aster sp.

Aster amellus I hope

I do not think it is Aster amellus

To me appears close though calyx view is not available.


Garden Flower for ID : Pahalgam,Kashmir : 270113 : AK-2:
A garden flower seen in a garden at Pahalgam in Kashmir on 6/9/2011.
Cultivated, ornamental plants having flowers in pink and purple color.
Kindly id.


That was really fast. Aster, but which one?

Found one of my earlier similar posts.
This could be Callistephus chinensis as well.
Kindly check.



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