Bogs, gardens, marshes, meadows, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides, swamps, waterside, wetland.
Elongated, creamy-white, cylindrical flowerheads, each up to 20cm (8 inches) tall. Flowers each have 4 long stamens. No true petals. Pollinated by insects.
A tall, clump-forming perennial flower, much taller than other UK burnet species. The leaves are pinnate and the leaflets are narrowly oblong.