Salad burnet

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Salad burnet

Salad burnet is a biennial plant which can grow up to 4 feet high and its leaves consist of 4 to 12 pairs of tooth-shaped leaflets. The flowers are usually gathered on the edge of the green stems and are often tinged with purple. It inhabits dry grasslands Europe.

The leaves are used as a culinary herb and have a light taste of cucumber. It can easily be grown in large pots or in the ground in the UK and is a useful herb in dressings and salads.


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