Taxon  Report   11953 
Poterium sanguisorba  L.
Garden burnet
Poterium sanguisorba
© 2011 Barry Breckling
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Poterium sanguisorba
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Poterium sanguisorba
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Poterium sanguisorba, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Poterium sanguisorba
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Poterium
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Sanguisorba minor ssp. muricata
ICPN: Sanguisorba minor
More information about  Poterium sanguisorba
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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