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Sanguisorba canadensis - L.

Common Name American Great Burnet, Canadian burnet
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Wet meadows and swamps[187]. Peaty or boggy soils[43].
Range North-eastern N. America - Newfoundland to Michigan and south to Georgia.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sanguisorba canadensis American Great Burnet, Canadian burnet


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Sanguisorba canadensis American Great Burnet, Canadian burnet
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sanguisorba canadensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 4. It is in flower from August to September, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Poterium canadense.

Habitats

 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

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

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Food Forest

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Cultivation details

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]. The plant is heat tolerant in zones 8 through 1. (Plant Hardiness Zones show how well plants withstand cold winter temperatures. Plant Heat Zones show when plants would start suffering from the heat. The Plant Heat Zone map is based on the number of "heat days" experienced in a given area where the temperature climbs to over 86 degrees F (30°C). At this temperature, many plants begin to suffer physiological damage. Heat Zones range from 1 (no heat days) to 12 (210 or more heat days). For example Heat Zone. 11-1 indicates that the plant is heat tolerant in zones 11 through 1.) For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a clumper with limited spread [1-2]. The root pattern is rhizomatous with underground stems sending roots and shoots along their length [1-2].

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Propagation

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].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Sanguisorba annuaPrairie BurnetAnnual/Biennial0.6 -  LMHSNM11 
Sanguisorba menziesiiMenzies' burnetPerennial1.2 -  LMHSNMWe11 
Sanguisorba minorSalad Burnet, Small burnetPerennial0.6 4-8  LMHNM423
Sanguisorba obtusaJapanese burnetPerennial1.0 4-9 MLMHSNMWe10 
Sanguisorba officinalisGreat BurnetPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNDMWe232
Sanguisorba stipulata Perennial2.0 4-8  LMHSNMWe11 
Sanguisorba tenuifolia Perennial1.2 4-8  LMHSNMWe10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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