Sanguisorba canadensis

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Sanguisorba canadensis
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Canadian burnet
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Sanguisorba
S. canadensis
Binomial name
Sanguisorba canadensis

Sanguisorba canadensis, or Canadian burnet, is a perennial in the family Rosaceae native to North America, commonly growing in bogs, swamps, and roadsides from Labrador to Georgia. It grows four to five feet (1.2 to 1.5 m) tall, with creamy white flowers that grow in cylindrical spikes. Unlike its close relatives, Sanguisorba officinalis (Great burnet) and Sanguisorba minor (Salad burnet), the leaves must be cooked to be eaten, in order to remove the bitterness.[1]


  1. ^ Gardner, Jo Ann; Holly S. Dougherty (2005). Herbs in Bloom. Timber Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-88192-698-9.