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Astrantia Major
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When the deep purple falls
Over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky
In the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh

In the still of the night once again I hold you tight
Though you’re gone
Your love lives on when moonlight beams
And as long as my heart will beat
Sweet lovers we’ll always meet
Here in my deep purple dreams

Deep Purple – Donny & Marie Osmond

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Canon S5 IS – Photo Of Astrantia Major @ Summerland Research, BC., Canada

The genus name (astrantia) derives from the Latin “aster” meaning star and refers to the open star-shaped floral bracts. The name of the species (major) distinguish the Great Masterwort by the smaller species Astrantia minor.

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Comments

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, John ! Just beautiful!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Just absolutely gorgeous work John, can’t help on the id…inst fave BTW!!!

  • mindym306
    mindym306about 4 years ago

    Beautiful work John!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous image, so very sharp and beautifully balanced

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Don’t know what they are, but you’ve captured them beautifully!

  • Conoro
    Conoroabout 4 years ago

    They are exquisite John, so is your photograph! I have never seen these flowers before, did you take them in a garden or in the wild? I think your capture is outstanding :-)

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous and wonderfully presented……………………..Barbara

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot
    this is an Astrantia Major

  • Thank you so much, Sylvia!

    – John Poon

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 4 years ago

    superb!!!!

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleabout 4 years ago

    Astrantia!! i have them in my garden! What a BEAUTIFUL picture!

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