The Minnesota wildflower in the photos below is an "aster." I have another name for it: "bitter-sweet."
Blooming in late summer/early fall, this delicate, dainty, sweet flower appeals to me.
However, there's bitterness, too, because the petals mark the end of summer. Fall's cooler temperatures and shorter days are acceptable. There's a sad feeling though, because summer activities I should have done are impossible.
A sweet flower with bitterness. It's more than an aster. It's a reminder.