Calflora
Taxon  Report   7327    
Sanguisorba officinalis  L.
Great burnet,  Official burnet
Sanguisorba officinalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Sanguisorba
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.2; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Habitat: riparian, meadows, freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Sanguisorba muricata
PLANTS: Poterium officinale
PLANTS: Sanguisorba microcephala
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More information about  Sanguisorba officinalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAOF3)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2019).