Sanguisorba officinalis

  • Sanguisorba officinalis  great burnet
great burnet

This clumping, rhizomatous perennial makes a basal mound with spikes of maroon flowers to 3 feet tall from early summer into fall. Good in a perennial border, damp meadow, or by water. Sun or part shade, likes good drainage, average water. Native to the northern part of California. It's cut flower is used in Japanese tea ceremonies.