Astrantia - Astrantia major

Alternative names
Pink Masterwort

Grows to approximately 80cm, with deeply divided leaves. Branched, upright stems bear pincushion-like heads of flowers, surrounded by bracts.

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Usually found as an escape from cultivation, and often close to habitation.

When to see it

Flowering from early to late summer.

Life History

Herbaceous perennial.

UK Status

Widespread records of this plant being found outside of gardens, especially in the north and west of Britain.

VC55 Status

Commonly planted in gardens in Leicestershire and Rutland, in various forms; naturalised by a ride in Cloud Wood; presumably planted.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Species profile

Common names
Mountain Sanicle, Pink Masterwort
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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
22/05/2020 (Cunningham, Sally)
Last record:
16/06/2021 (Bell, Melinda)

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