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Sanguisorba occidentalis is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Western N. America - British Columbia to California.
Grassy flats, especially on semi-wasteland or where the soil is moist in spring, sagebrush and woodland[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
]. Prefers a good moist soil that does not dry out in the summer, in sun or partial shade[
Leaves - cooked. They are not choice[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.