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How To Order: This species is sold in quantities of 3 lbs. If you order Qty: 1, you are ordering 3 lbs. Examples: 1 = 3 lbs, 25 = 75 bs.


Common Name: Small Burnet

Scientific Name: Sanguisorba minor

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses:

~Range & watershed

~Wildlife habitat improvement

~Disturbed sites revegetation

Height: 1/2 - 2 feet

Colors: Pink Flowers

Flowering Season: Summer

Soil Types: All, best on loamy and silty soils

Tolerances: moderate salt, alkali, acid, and infertile soil

Sun or Shade: Sun

Minimum Precipitation: 12 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 2-5 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 55,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall/Spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inches

Stratification Requirements: None



Small Burnet, a winter-active and semi-evergreen forb, is a plant native to Europe and adapted to grow in much of the western United States. This plant produces small, pink flowers on long spikes during the summer season. Small Burnet is capable of growing on all soil textures, but thrives best on loamy and silty soils. It is moderately tolerant to salt, alkali, acid, and infertile soils.


Small Burnet is a valuable forage producer and can provide good palatable grazing for animals. Small Burnet is moderately tolerant of grazing and is easily established, making it an ideal species for range, watershed, and wildlife habitat improvement. It is also useful for disturbed site revegetation. Small Burnet has multiple benefits and can be a valuable addition to a range of environments."



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