Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1313

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in fens, seepage over mafic or ultramafic rocks (such as amphibolite, greenstone, serpentine), spray zones around waterfalls, other seepage wetlands, wet meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White then greenish
Radially symmetrical
4 united sepals
Petals absent
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sanguisorba canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanguisorba canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-10-003:
Sanguisorba canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Burnet, American Burnet, White Burnet


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_saca14_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_159

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_210

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves pinnate, with 7-15 sharply toothed leaflets, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Sanguisorba canadensis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscanadensis_deepgap

May    Watauga County    NC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscanadensis_0

August?        

The fuzzy appearance of the inflorescence is due to the white filaments, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sanguisorba canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_004

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

image of Sanguisorba canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_021

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Flowers are borne in cylindric spikes, 2-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Sanguisorba canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_021b

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Flowers have white, flattened, club-shaped filaments, 0.3-0.4" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Sanguisorba canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_023

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Flowers have 4 petal-like sepals, 0.15" long; petals are absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Sanguisorba canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm150912_050

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

To 6' tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.