These plants grow from creeping rhizomes. Leaves are divided featherwise into toothed, oval or roundish leaflets. Small flowers are carried in dense, feathery spikes resembling small bottlebrush (Callistemon) blossoms. Often sold as Poterium.Sanguisorba minor
From Europe and western Asia. Can reach 1 1/2 ft. high and wide but is usually kept clipped to a few inches to maintain a fresh supply of new foliage. Leaves have a mild cucumber flavor and are used in salads, soups, and cool drinks. Can be used as edging for a border or herb garden. If not sheared too low, bears roundish, inch-long clusters of red flowers late spring to midsummer.
Native to Japan. Grows to 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with grayish green leaves and pink flower spikes to 4 in. tall in summer. Evergreen in mild-winter regions.
The two species described here are coastal natives: one comes from the Pacific coast; the other comes ...
Neither ferns nor palms, these evergreen plants are primitive, cone-bearing relatives of conifers, exc...
Native to northern Europe and Greenland. This mat-forming plant creeps by runners, with flowering stem...