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*Poterium sanguisorba Linnaeus var. polygamum (Waldstein & Kitaibel) Visiani. Salad Burnet, Garden Burnet, Fodder Burnet. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Cultivated as an herb and salad green, escaped to moist, disturbed areas, including roadsides and pastures. Dist: Native of Europe. Reported for AL (Diamond & Keener 2012).

Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa

Synonymy: = FNA9; = Poterium polygamum Waldst. & Kit.; = Poterium sanguisorba L. ssp. muricatum (Spach) Rouy – K3; = Sanguisorba minor Scop. ssp. muricata (Spach) Nordborg – K1, Nordborg (1966), Nordborg (1967), Robertson (1974); < Poterium sanguisorba L. – S; >< Poterium sanguisorba L. ssp. balearicum (Nyman) Stace – K4, NY; < Sanguisorba minor Scop. – C, F, G, Il, Pa, RAB, Tat, WV; >< Sanguisorba minor Scop. ssp. balearica (Nyman) Muñoz Garm. & C.Navarro – NE

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (name change)
  • Midwest: FAC (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (name change)

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