Definition of Poterium sanguisorba
1. Noun. European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads.
Terms within: Salad Burnet
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Poterium, Poterium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Poterium Sanguisorba
Literary usage of Poterium sanguisorba
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"2) Poterium sanguisorba, L. Prior, p. 181. ... Sanguisorba officinalis, L., and Poterium sanguisorba, L.—Lyte. Prior, p. 181. ..."
2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1888)
"Great Burnet (Poterium [Sanguisorba} officinale) is common in meadows in ail parts of Europe. It is cultivated in Germany on poor soils for fodder. ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Poterium sanguisorba L. Sp. Pl. 994. 1753. Sanguisorba Sanguisorba Britton, Mem. Ton. Club, 5: 189. 1894. Glabrous or pubescent, erect, slender, perennial, ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The name of two allied and often united genera of Rosacea-—Sanguisorba and Poterium. Sanguisorba has hermaphrodite How- en with four stamens; ..."