Scientific Description:

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, frequently in rosettes, imparipinnate, with sheathing bases to which the stipules are adnate. Flowers in terminal head-like spikes, unisexual or hermaphrodite. Sepals 4; petals 0; stamens 4−many. Carpels 3−1. Styles terminal, filiform, the stigmas penicillate. Fruit a single achene (rarely a group of achenes), enclosed in the hardened, cup-like hypanthium.


Cullen J (1972). Sanguisorba L., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinurgh, 4: 37.

Public Description:

Sanguisorba, is a genus of perennial herbs, commonly known as “burnet”, and is native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. There are approximately 26 species in the world and 4 species (7 taxa) in Türkiye. They have small white or red flowers. Some species are used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders and stop the bleeding.



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Aslan S (2012) Sanguisorba L., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 814.

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