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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Poterium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Poterium sanguisorba L.
Habit: Tufted, taprooted. Stem: erect, generally 20--70 cm. Leaf: basal present at flower, largest generally 4--20 cm; leaflets 4--10 per side, largest blade generally 5--20 mm, round-oblong, stalk generally 1--4 mm, teeth generally < 15. Inflorescence: 7--30 mm, 6--20 mm wide, ovoid-spheric, 5--30-flowered; peduncle 5--15 cm; bract, pedicel bractlets +- 2 mm wide. Flower: sepals 3--6 mm, elliptic, green or +- purple; filaments thread-like. Fruit: +- 5 mm; angles short-winged; faces with raised bumpy network.
Ecology: Open, especially disturbed areas; Elevation: 22--1830 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP (exc SNH); Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Often used in seeding mixtures after fires and in pastures.
Synonyms: Sanguisorba minor Scop.; Sanguisorba minor subsp. muricata (Bonnier & Layens) Briq.
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 2017. Poterium sanguisorba, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=91917, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.