Friday, July 11, 2008

Sanguisorba canadensis....Canadian Burnet

The foliage on this plant is fantastic; the odd serrations on the compound leaflets create a great textural effect even when they aren't catching dewdrops. This Burnet is native to Eastern North America from Labrador south just nudging into Georgia. It likes water and is found in wet meadows and bogs, more commonly in the cooler parts of this range. The foliage is reminiscent of the Honeybushes, Melianthus spp., a genus of South African plants grown throughout the world for their foliage. You can see this plant in the smaller Fern Valley Bog on the left side of the main trail before you reach the Tool Shed. If you click on this picture you will get a better view of the curious Orthopteran.

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