Salad Burnet Overview
Sanguisorba minor is commonly called Salad Burnet or Garden Burnet, amongst other names. Salad Burnet is a dainty clump-forming perennial with round serrated leaves. The leaves have a distinct cucumber-watermelon scent and taste and can be used to add additional flavour to salads. Flowers are red-pink in colour, appearing from summer-autumn, leading onto burred fruits. The flowers are either male or female and both genders are produced on the same individual plant, termed monoecious or hermaphrodite. This lovely plant is perfect for a shady mixed herb bed or pot as it grows well with other herbs and cool winter greens.