A plant of the parsley family with small compact starlike heads of tiny flowers surrounded by prominent bracts, native to Europe and western Asia.
- Genus Astrantia, family Umbelliferae: several species, in particular A. major, which is often grown in gardens
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- Like the astrantia described above, Primula capitata likes moist soil in partial shade.
- The designers have chosen astrantias, roses, campanula, achilleas, an acer and an ornamental cherry.
- Around the house are herbaceous beds with cranesbill, catmint, astrantias, irises and hostas in subtle colours.
modern Latin, perhaps from Greek astēr 'star'.