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Sanguisorba minor/Salad Burnet

Sanguisorba minor / Sanguisorba minor
A low mounding plant suitable for full sunlight
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A low mounding plant suitable for full sunlight

Arching branches droop over low curbs and sidings

A young plant in a garden bed

Leaves are used in saldad, soups, and casseroles

Close-up of the fern-like leaves

Growing well and flowering in a May garden

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Scientific Name: Sanguisorba minor
Common Name: Salad Burnet
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: Also know as Poterium sanguisorba. A mounding perennial with the mound is formed by feather-like leaves about 1 foot long which arch from the cemter of the plant. It has purplish-pinkish flowers. It's leaves taste much like cucumber, and can be used whole in salads or chopped into soups and other dishes. Has escaped cultivation and is considered a noxious weed by some.