Pimpinella major – Greater Burnet-saxifrage

Greater burnet-saxifrage is a tall grassland perennial similar in appearance to Burnet-saxifrage but differing in the following features. As the name suggest it is a bigger plant growing to about 1m compared to about 70cm for Burnet-saxifrage. The stem is hollow and strongly grooved; in Burnet saxifrage it is almost solid and slightly grooved. The pinnate basal leaves end in a three lobed leaflet not three separate leaves. The flowering umbels, which are in bloom from July to September, can be white or pink.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 410 Derbyshire Order this species

Pimpinella major Limes Farm

Habitat Information
Greater burnet-saxifrage is a grassland perennial of chalk and limestone soils and occasionally on clays. It is a plant of taller, coarser vegetation than Burnet-saxifrage and is found on roadsides, hedge banks, woodland edges and similar locations.

Growing Information
In common with other Apiacae (carrot family) seed requires a period of chilling to break dormancy.  It must therefore be sown in the autumn.



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