Astrantia minor L.
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Astrantia minor is a perennial.
Astrantia minor was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Astrantia minor is a species in the genus Astrantia which contains approximately 16 to 25 species and belongs to the family of the Apiaceae (Carrot Family). The type species of the genus is Astrantia major.
The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.
Astrantia minor is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed with dentate margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Astrantia minor produces umbels of white five-stellate flowers from July to August.
The perennials produce achenes.
Astrantia minor is native to France, Switzerland, Italy, the Pyrenees, the southwestern Alps and the northern Apennine Mountains.
The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.