American Great Burnet
Herb: American Great Burnet
Latin name: Sanguisorba canadensis
Synonyms: Poterium canadense
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of American Great Burnet:Leaves - boiled, washed in water to remove the bitterness and then eaten with salt and miso.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet meadows and swamps. Peaty or boggy soils.
Propagation of American Great Burnet:Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet meadows and swamps. Peaty or boggy soils.
Medicinal use of American Great Burnet:None known
Known hazards of Sanguisorba canadensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.