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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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Zones 2-6, 15-17
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Sanguisorba obtusa

Burnet
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 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.

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