Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) HP/BN
Popular for its medicinal and culinary properties, it was taken to New England by the Pilgrim Fathers. The attractive evergreen mid-green leaves are divided into oval leaflets and small spikes of dark crimson flowers are produced in summer. Ht 8-24in S 12in. The leaves have a nutty flavour and can be used in salads, added to herbal vinegars and combines well with other herbs such as rosemary and tarragon. Widespread throughout England and Wales.