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Common Name: American Great Burnet
Sanguisorba canadensis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
North-eastern N. America - Newfoundland to Michigan and south to Georgia.
Wet meadows and swamps[
]. Peaty or boggy soils[
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
]. Prefers a good moist soil that does not dry out in the summer, in sun or partial shade[
Succeeds in the flower border or in moist grass[
], plants can become invasive when they are grown by water[
Leaves - boiled, washed in water to remove the bitterness and then eaten with salt and miso[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in the spring[