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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sanguisorba||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sanguisorba officinalis L.
Habit: Rhizome thick, creeping. Stem: erect, generally 50--140 cm. Leaf: basal present at flower, largest generally 20--40 cm; leaflets 3--6 per side, largest blade 25--50 mm, ovate-oblong, stalk 3--25 mm, teeth generally > 15. Inflorescence: generally 12--20 mm, 7--10 mm wide, +- elliptic-ovoid, > 20-flowered; peduncle 3--15 cm; bract, pedicel bractlets +- 1 mm wide. Flower: sepals 2--3.5 mm, elliptic-ovate, dark +- purple. Fruit: 2.5--3.5 mm, short-winged on 2 angles, +- winged on others; faces +- smooth.
Ecology: Bogs, streams, often serpentine; Elevation: 120--1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: c NCo, nw KR, n NCoRO; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep Note: Study needed to evaluate taxonomic viability of Sanguisorba officinalis subsp. microcephala (C. Presl) Calder & Roy L. Taylor.
Synonyms: Sanguisorba muricata Presl
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter
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Citation for this treatment: Daniel Potter & Barbara Ertter, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Daniel Potter 2016. Sanguisorba officinalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43159, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.