Can anyone help identify this plant?

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 We have 2 of these plants growing however I habe no idea what they are! Can anyone help? 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    One of the burnets, salad burnet , sanguisorba minor probably

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,664

    I agree with Nut - it's salad burnet - delicious in salads or light creamy soups - I must grow some again image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    Giood idea. Mine seems to have disappeared though there aresome leaves that might be it mixed up withan ahcillea..

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    We have a number of different Sanguisorba of different colours. These are mainly S. canadensis. I like them.

  • Thanks guys! I find it quite amusing that it is almost the same as my second name image 

    google searched the name and that's definitely what we have. No idea where they came from, we didn't plant them, they just appeared. Maybe came in a wildflower seed  packet we got...? Glad I know what it is now though. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    I think you need to alter your name to fit Kirsty. It's good when a nice non-invasive plant turns up unexpectedlyimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    Do those other sanguisorbas need much soil moisture Berghill? I like the look of them but don't have any permanently moist places (except during last summer).

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    Well though the book says moist soil, I have to say that our soil is very well drained and we get only half the  national average rainfall. Our soil dries out very quickly. They seem to grow ok, perhaps not as tall as the book says, but they flower ok. Decent soil with a lot of humus should suit them.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    Thanks Berghill. I think I'll have to try some, they look just right for my garden

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