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Masterwort

Imperatoria ostruthium

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Farmland, meadows, riverbanks, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
The flowers appear in umbels, measuring 5 to 10cm wide. The flowers have no lower bracts.
Fruit:
The globular fruit is winged and has down-turned styles.
Leaves:
A downy perennial with hollow stems. The leaves are 2-trefoil with broad-toothed leaflets. The leaves are mostly basal.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual