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golden aster


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n golden aster any of several shrubby herbs or subshrubs of the genus Chrysopsis having bright golden-yellow flower heads that resemble asters; throughout much of United States and into Canada
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In literature:

The purple asters and the golden-rod are about all that remain to them.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
Golden rod and asters grow right in among the aristocrats.
"Vignettes Of San Francisco" by Almira Bailey
Autumn has golden-rod and all the tribe of asters, pink, lilac, and creamy white, by the double armful.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
We crossed many little parks, bright and green, blooming with wild asters and Indian paint brush and golden daisies.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
There were flowers in a deep green bowl, pale golden asters.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
Everything was there of autumn, even to the golden-rod and purple asters and scarlet creepers in the foreground.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 78, April, 1864" by Various
The field was shaggy with blue asters and golden-rod gone to seed, and white tufts of immortelles.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
But we saw the deer come down to the shore, and stand shoulder-deep among the golden-rod and purple asters.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
What a contrast between such lowly-minded, unobtrusive beauties and egotists like our multitudinous asters and golden-rods!
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
A little girl in a gray frock stood on the bank, her arms full of golden rod and asters.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Try to find the elegant golden asters, which are more rare.
"Harper's Young People, August 10, 1880" by Various
Various wood asters were beginning to bloom, golden-rod, balsams, and several fine, white blossoms.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
I just dread asters, I do; not but what golden-rods is almost worse.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
September is adorned with golden rod and purple asters.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
Along the road the profuse golden-rod waves its bright spray, and the cool, scentless asters gleam like pallid stars.
"From the Easy Chair, series 3" by George William Curtis
The golden rod pines in the forest, The aster pales by the brook.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
In setting down such a list one feels it a pity that so few of the golden-rods and asters have any specific designation in English.
"A Rambler's lease" by Bradford Torrey
Wild asters and golden rod colored the roadside, and the stillness of Indian summer pervaded the whole country.
"The Motor Maids' School Days" by Katherine Stokes
The fields are dull with faded golden-rods and asters, among whose downy seeds the frolicking chickadees and snow-birds hold a jubilee.
"Pastoral Days" by William Hamilton Gibson
Here and there in protected nooks and corners clusters of tall golden-rod or blue and purple wild asters waved their heads.
"Old Times in Dixie Land" by Caroline E. Merrick

In poetry:

Fringing the stream, at every turn
Swung low the waving fronds of fern;
From stony cleft and mossy sod
Pale asters sprang, and golden-rod.
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ah! come, ere August flames its heart away,
Ere, like a golden widow, autumn goes
Across the woodlands, sad with thoughts of May,
An aster in her bosom for a rose.
"Invitation" by Richard Le Gallienne