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Salad Burnet - Sanguisorba minor
Other Names:  Small Burnet, Garden Burnet, Poterium sanguisorba

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1

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General Description
Perennial from a simple or branched caudex. Stems erect or ascending, glabrate, simple or branched above, 25–40 cm. Leaflets 11 to 21, elliptic, glabrate, dentate, 5–12 mm long. Flowers unisexual or perfect; sepals ovate, 4–5 mm long, green with reddish margins; stamens ca. 12; pistils 2. Fruit pear-shaped, 3–5 mm long, wrinkled between ridges (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Range Comments
Introduced to much of U.S.; native to Eurasia (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 18

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  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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