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Salad burnet; Pimpinela menor

Sanguisorba minor


Plant in the family Rosaceae. It is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to 40–90 cm tall, typically found in dry grassy meadows, often on limestone soils. It is drought-tolerant, and grows all year around.


Prairie in pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


It is used as an ingredient in both salads and dressings, having a flavor described as "light cucumber" and is considered interchangeable with mint leaves in some recipes, depending on the intended effect. Typically, the youngest leaves are used, as they tend to become bitter as they age. Salad burnet has the same medicinal qualities as medicinal burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis). It was used as a tea to relieve diarrhea in the past.

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Cercedilla, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.75, Long: -4.07

Spotted on Jun 13, 2014
Submitted on Jul 29, 2014

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