Astrantia

Astrantia

The astrantia or masterwort is a beautiful star-shaped flower in dark red, old pink, white green, purple and white. The darker colours have a gothic appearance as it features black stems and red-purple flower buds.

The name Astrantia comes from the Latin word astrum meaning a star. This single flower is a small umbel surrounded by bracts. Its centre resembles a pin cushion. The colours of this flower are red, pink, and white.

Astrantia is native to the mountain meadows, grasslands, woodland clearings in Europe and western Asia. Though it has a rough appearance, it is a fragile flower. It is a symbol of courage, strength, and protection.