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Sanguisorba officinalis

Sanguisorba officinalis L.

Burnet Bloodwort, Burnet-bloodwort, Great Burnet

Rosaceae (Rose family)

Synonym(s): Poterium officinale, Sanguisorba microcephala, Sanguisorba officinalis ssp. microcephala, Sanguisorba officinalis var. polygama

USDA Symbol: SAOF3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers have green sepals, no petals.


USA: AK , CA , ME , MI , MN , NE , OR , PA , WA
Canada: BC , NS , NT , YT

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


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

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