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Burnet (Greater Burnet, Common Burnet, Sanguisorba)

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  • Common Name: Burnet (Greater Burnet, Common Burnet, Sanguisorba)
  • Latin Name: Sanguisorba officinalis, S. canadensis
  • Family Name: Rosaceae

Although there are no known hazards, Burnet does contain tannins.  A higher concentration of tannins is found in older leaves, so it is relatively safe to feed young leaves, but only as part of a wider, varied diet.  Burnet is usually found in the garden but can be seen growing in the wild. 

Although the predominant flower colour is dark red, some varieties have white or pink flowers.  See Salad Burnet.

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