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Sanguisorba obtusa, photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library
Sanguisorba obtusa, photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library

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Sanguisorba obtusa

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Rosaceae
Perennials

SANGUISORBA

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 obtusa

Native to Japan. Grows to4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, withgrayish green leaves and pinkflower spikes to 4 in. tall insummer. Evergreen in mild-winterregions.

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