Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Sanguisorba officinalis L. - Great Burnet - Rosaceae
Sanguisorba officinalis
© Graham Day
Sanguisorba officinalis
© Stan Beesley
Sanguisorba officinalis
(Map updated: March 2008)

This is one of Northern Ireland's rarest species of flowering plants, now confined to two sites, one near Donaghadee and one near Carnlough. It is a meadow or pasture species which has declined to an alarming degree because of destruction of the traditional meadow as a habitat and loss of farmland to housing estates.

All names: Sanguisorba officinalis L.; Poterium officinale (L.) A.Gray

NBN Atlas mapping: Species account : NBN Atlas UK Species Observations database

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database