Feb. 23, 2022

burnet, Poterium sanguisorba

Burnet was a very popular green vegetable that was brought to this continent very early in the European immigation. It's flavor is said to be a like cucumber, but a little sharper. Like so many veggies, older leaves from older plants can be bitter. If it is so good, why don't we still find in at the market? I guess it just didn't stand up to the competition from arugula? Is there potential here? Burnet has been found wild in AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, BC, NB, NS, ON, and QC. Beal Garden, MSU, 5/27/14. Rose family, Rosaceae.