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masterwort

(ˈmɑːstəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any of several herbs of the family Umbelliferae which were formerly used in medicine, esp Peucedanum ostruthium
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Noun1.masterwort - any plant of the genus Astrantia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Astrantia - a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Umbelliferae with aromatic roots and palmate leaves and showy flowers
Astrantia major, greater masterwort - European herb with aromatic roots and leaves in a basal tuft and showy compound umbels of white to rosy flowers
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They've stood the test of time, having been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century, and have been fondly labelled with names such as Hattie's pincushion, great masterwort and melancholy gentlemen.
The family includes ornamentals such as sea holly, masterwort and blue lace flower.
villosa) Sweet alyssum Summer HF (Lobularia maritima) Dwarf alpine aster Summer HF (Aster alpinus) Wild bergamot Summer HF (Monarda fistulosa) Sulfur cinquefoil Summer and LB, HF, W (Potentilla recta early fall 'Warrenii') Dill * Summer LW, LB, HF, W (Anethum graveolens) English lavender Summer HF (Lavandula angustifolia) Fennel * Summer LW, LB, HF, W (Foeniculum vulgare) Edging lobelia Summer HF, W (Lobelia erinus) Masterwort Summer HF, W (Astrantia major) Purple poppy mallow Summer LW, HF, W (Callirhoe involucrata) Four-wing saltbush * Summer LW, LB, HF (Atriplex canescens) Spike speedwell Summer LB, HF (Veronica spicata) Orange stonecrop Summer HF, W (Sedum kamtschaticum) Stonecrops Summer HF (Sedum spurium and S.