American Great Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis)

Poterium canadense.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
American Great Burnet
Sanguisorba canadensis

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – boiled, washed in water to remove the bitterness and then eaten with salt and miso[177, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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[188].
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a good moist soil that does not dry out in the summer, in sun or partial shade[187, 200]. Succeeds in the flower border or in moist grass[1], plants can become invasive when they are grown by water[200].
North-eastern N. America – Newfoundland to Michigan and south to Georgia.

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