Salad Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba subsp. sanguisorba)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Poterium sanguisorba subsp. sanguisorba Accepted
Sanguisorba minor Synonym
Sanguisorba sanguisorba Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1 foot
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: greyish, pinnate, compound
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: germinates warm, approximately 68 degrees
Days to germinate: 7 to 14 days
Depth to plant seed: lightly cover
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 1:22 AM

"Sanguisorba minor (Salad burnet, Garden burnet, Small burnet, burnet) is a plant in the family Rosaceae that is native to western, central and southern Europe; northwest Africa and southwest Western Asia; and which has naturalized in most of North America. It is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to 16 - 35 inches tall (40 - 90 cm), typically found in dry grassy meadows, often on limestone soils. It is drought-tolerant, and grows all year around.

It is used as an ingredient in both salads and dressings, having a flavor described as "light cucumber" and is considered interchangeable with mint leaves in some recipes, depending on the intended effect. Typically, the youngest leaves are used, as they tend to become bitter as they age.

It also has a respectable history, called a favorite herb by Francis Bacon, and was brought to the New World with the first English colonists, even getting special mention by Thomas Jefferson."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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