Middle Eastern plant (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'plant' is the definition.
The answer is an example.
'middle eastern' is the subsidiary indication.
'middle' means to look at the middle letters.
The middle of 'eastern' is 'aster'.
(Other definitions for aster that I've seen before include "Kind of daisy", "Flowering plant; tares (anag.)", "eg Michaelmas daisy", "Plant of Michaelmas daisy family", "Stare at pretty flower", "Garden flower", "Purple pink flowered plant", "Garden plant", "(Starlike) flower" and "It grows".)