Astrantia major (Cultivated- USA)

Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

Astrantia major L., Sp. Pl. 235 1753.
syn: Astrantia candida Mill.; Astrantia montana Clairv
Common name: Great masterwort
Perennial herb with thick rhizome, the umbell surrounded by large whitish bracts.
A common plant in meadows in Europe and Western Asia, introduced in British Isles and elsewhere.
Photographed in July from SFO Botanical garden, California.

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