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Sanguisorba obtusa - Maxim.
                 
Common Name Japanese burnet
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp alpine meadows[187, 200].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Purple. Main Bloom Time: Late summer. Form: Rounded.

Sanguisorba obtusa Japanese burnet


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Sanguisorba obtusa Japanese burnet
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Physical Characteristics
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Sanguisorba obtusa is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.6 m (2ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms
S. hakuasanensis.

Habitats
 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105]. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails[105].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a good moist soil that does not dry out in the summer, in sun or partial shade[187, 200]. Hardy to about -20°c[187]. A very ornamental plant[1].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in the spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Sanguisorba annuaPrairie Burnet11
Sanguisorba canadensisAmerican Great Burnet, Canadian burnet10
Sanguisorba menziesiiMenzies' burnet11
Sanguisorba minorSalad Burnet, Small burnet42
Sanguisorba officinalisGreat Burnet23
Sanguisorba stipulata 11
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 10
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