Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Aughinish, Co.Limerick


Salad Burnet
Poterium sanguisorba (Sanguisorba minor)
Lus an uille
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Perennial. Native.

Globose flowerheads with reddish styles or yellow anthers.
Basal leaves pinnate, 3-12 pairs greyish-green leaflets.
Slightly hairy or hairless. 'Cucumber' smelling, salad plant.
Height: 15-40cm.

Prefers dry, infertile calcareous grasslands.
Scarce, mainly central and W Ireland.
     
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