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Small Burnet, Salad Burnet, Pimpinell
Scientific Name: Sanguisorba minor ssp. muricata (Spach) Nordborg
Synonym: Poterium polygamum, Poterium sanguisorba
Family: Rosaceae
Small Burnet, Salad Burnet, Pimpinell (Sanguisorba  minor ssp. muricata)
Poterium sanguisorba, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 266.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe, Northern Africa, Asia

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 9 to 24 inches tall (22-60 cm), 1 to 2 feet spread (30-60 cm); leaves in rosettes, with 4-12 pairs of rounded, toothed leaflets

Watering Needs: Modrate water, keep the soil moist to slightly wet, does not tolerate drought, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, root division

The young leaves taste like cucumber. They are used fresh or to added to vinegar, cream cheese, butters or soups.

Blooming Habits:
Tiny thimble-shaped, pinkish-white to greenish flowers, cut them if you want to use the leaves.

Fruiting Habits:

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