Sanguisorba minor, Poterium sanguisorba,
Small burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet,
Hebrew: בן-סירה מיובל, Arabic: مرقئة صغيرة

Scientific name:  Sanguisorba minor Scop.
Synonym name:  Poterium sanguisorba L.
Common name:  Small burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet, Lesser burnet
Hebrew name:  בן-סירה מיובל
Arabic name:  مرقئة صغيرة
Nederlandse naam:  Kleine pimpernel
Family:  Rosaceae, Rose Family, ורדיים

Sanguisorba minor, Poterium sanguisorba, Small burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet, בן-סירה מיובל,  مرقئة صغيرة

Life form:  Perennial herbs
Stems:  Up to 20–70 cm, glabrous or hairy, basal leaf rosette; flowering stems erect
Leaves:  Alternate pinnately compound leaves; leaflets oval to oblong, coarsely toothed
Inflorescence:  Headlike to elongate spikes
Flowers:  Capitula 1-3cm, globose to ovoid; hypanthium (floral cup) 3-8mm, usually angled, ridged or winged and with faces reticulate, sculptured or irregularly ridged, flowers white to red in colour
Fruits / pods:  Achene, oblong
Flowering Period:  April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Semi-steppe shrublands, Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Sanguisorba minor, Poterium sanguisorba, Small burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet, בן-סירה מיובל,  مرقئة صغيرة


Derivation of the botanical name:
Sanguisorba, Latin, sanguis, blood; sorbeo, to soak up.
minor, smaller, inferior, lesser.
Poterium, Latin "cup," Greek poterion goblet, beaker or drinking cup.
  • The standard author abbreviation Scop. is used to indicate Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723 – 1788), an Italian physician and naturalist.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Sanguisorba minor, Poterium sanguisorba, Small burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet, בן-סירה מיובל,  مرقئة صغيرة