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Sanguisorba annua

Sanguisorba annua (Nutt. ex Hook.) Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray

Prairie Burnet

Rosaceae (Rose family)

Synonym(s): Poteridium annuum, Sanguisorba occidentalis

USDA Symbol: SAAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers have green sepals, no petals.


USA: AR , AZ , CA , IA , ID , KS , MA , MD , MT , NV , NY , OK , OR , SC , TX , WA , WY
Canada: BC , ON

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sanguisorba annua in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sanguisorba annua in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sanguisorba annua


Record Modified: 2019-07-31
Research By: CBR

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