Farmland, grassland, meadows, riverbanks, roadsides, rocks, wasteland.
A perennial flower with greyish, pinnate leaves. There are up to 12 pairs of toothed leaflets. Reddish stems, square in cross-section. The short-stalked leaflets are more deeply toothed than those of the similar looking and more frequent Salad Burnet (Poterium Sanguisorba). Salad Burnet also has smaller leaves.