Planet Astrantia on Flickr.
From the sweet summer of ‘11 and oh, what a summer it was. Actually, it was the summer I finally got me some astrantia in my garden and I was completely tickled pick (in a manner of speaking). The word astrantia is derived from the Classical Latin word astrum (meaning: star, heavenly body, planet). Sounds about right to me. It’s also known by it’s more common name of masterwort but, I’ll stick with astrantia if you don’t mind.