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Sanguisorba menziesii

higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

Hello All,

I've been doing a little research on plants that I can add to the garden next year and have come across a type of Burnet called Sanguisorba menziesii 

Now to qualify for my garden there has to be a use to wildlife such as good for pollinators or a larval food plant etc.

I already grow Salad Burnet but was wondering if this plant is related and if it had any benefits for wildlife?

If you know or if you grow Sanguisorba menziesii can you let me know what you think of it and whether bees, butterflies, moths etc are attracted to it please?

Many thanks

Best regards

Higgy

http://higgysgardenproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • Botanically speaking, Sanguisorba menziesii is in a different genus to Salad Burnet, Poterium sanguisorba. S menziesii is sometimes regarded as just a garden form of S. officinalis, Great Burnet, although there is still argument about this. I haven't grown it myself, so can't help with the other part of your question - sorry!

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    Thanks Landgirl I appreciate you taking time to answer, it all helps to understand a little more about the plant so of interest. I'll see if anyone else can help with the wildlife part of it?...

    Best

    Higgy

    http://higgysgardenproject.blogspot.co.uk/

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    It's insect pollinated so the pollen/nectar side should be OK. It's not native so there may not be anything that feeds on the plant. 

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    Ah none native, that might explain why it hasn't cropped up before as I try and plant native when I can unless a specific non native is known for it's specific benefits to wildlife.

    I have also tried where possible to add plants that I have been able to identify as native to this part of Somerset. (regional native planting is quite interesting when you get into it!)

    That sort of decides it I think and I will avoid it unless someone can come up with evidence to suggest otherwise...

    Many thanks

    Best

    Higgy

    http://higgysgardenproject.blogspot.co.uk/

     

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