What is Salad Burnet?
Salad Burnet is a clump-forming, common perennial wild herb found on chalk and limestone grasslands and verges. It grows to a height of about 50 cm. It flowers from May to September, producing small red flowers in a ball formation. Very common wildflower. Its leaves are frond-like and divided, with serrated edges.
What is Salad Burnet Used For?
Salad Burnet smells of cucumber when crushed and is added to salads. It has been used for healing wounds too.
Wildlife Value of Salad Burnet
It is a nectar-rich plant that many insects enjoy and the birds also like the seeds.
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