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Sanguisorba menziesii Rydb.
Menzies' burnet
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a stout rhizome, smooth; stems erect to ascending, 25-80 cm tall, sometimes branched above.
Leaves:
Basal leaves several, 15-40 cm long, pinnately compound, with stipules fused to base of long leaf-stalks and forming membranous margins; leaflets 9 to 15, egg-shaped to oblong, 2-5 cm long, coarsely saw-toothed; stem leaves alternate, 1 or 2, reduced, with free leaflet-like stipules.
Flowers:
Inflorescence a dense, cylindric, long-stalked spike of numerous small flowers, the spike 1.5-7 cm long; corollas absent; calyces reddish-purple to pink, 4-lobed, the lobes oval, 2-3 mm long; ovaries superior; stamens 4, the filaments flattened, club-shaped, about twice as long as the calyx-lobes.
Fruits:
Achenes, enclosed in the 4-angled, distinctly winged, smooth hypanthium.
Notes:
Possibly a hybrid between S. canadensis and S. officinalis.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Fens, bogs, marshes and wet meadows in the lowland and montane zones; rare along the coast; N to AK and S to WA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Sanguisorba menziesii

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 5 205 550
Slope Gradient (%) 0 0 0
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
6 7 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
B
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
7
Modal BEC Zone Class
CWH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CDF(2), CWH(3), MH(2)

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is cool mesothermal.

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