The aster represents love, delicacy and patience, and the subject in this image embodies those qualities. Blushed with a tinged of amethyst, this stunning white flower is the definition of elegance. Considered sacred to Roman and Greek deities, asters were so sacred to the gods, wreaths of asters were placed on their altars. Aster leaves were also burned to keep away evil spirits and drive away serpents in ancient Greece. Today, asters are the flower emblem of France.