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Great Burnet

Sanguisorba officinalis

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Oval burgundy-coloured flower heads on long stalks.
Fruit:
An achene which is a small one seeded dry nut.
Leaves:
Alternate, long-stalked, compound leaves with up to 7 pairs of oval, stalked and toothed leaflets.
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The young leaves are used in salads and taste like cucumber.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Burnet Bloodwort, Common Burnet, Garden Burnet, Greater Burnet, Greater Salad Burnet, Italian Burnet, Italian Pimpernel, Official Burnet.
Habitats:
Ditches, floodplains, grassland, meadows, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides.