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Eurybia divaricata, Aster divaricatus,
White wood aster

Scientific name:  Eurybia divaricata
Synonym name:  formerly Aster divaricatus
Common name:  White wood aster
Family:  Asteraceae, Aster Family
Flower color:  white rays; center starts yellow then ages to reddish purple
Flowering:  July - October

Eurybia divaricata, Aster divaricatus, White wood aster


Derivation of the botanical name:
Eurybia, Ευρυβια eury-, bia, Wide-Force.
Hesiod, Greek oral poet (active between 750 and 650 BCE), in his Theogony [concerning the origins of the world (cosmogony) and of the gods (theogony), beginning with Chaos, Gaia, and Eros] 233 ff:
"And Pontos (the Sea) begat Nereus . . . And yet again he got great Thaumas and proud Phorkys, being mated with Gaia (the Earth), and fair-cheeked Keto (Ceto) and Eurybia who has a heart of flint within her."
Hesiod, Theogony 375 ff :
"Eurybia, shining among goddesses, was joined in love with Krios (Crius), and brought forth the great Astraios (Astraeus, the Starry-One) and Pallas (the Warrior) and Perses (the Destroyer)."
divaricata, spreading.

Eurybia divaricata, Aster divaricatus, White wood aster


 
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