Pimpinella Major, Greater Burnet-Saxifrage



Common name:
Greater burnet-saxifrage
Scientific name:
Pimpinella major
Main flower color:
Range:
England, mostly in central regions; largely absent from the far west
Height:
Up to 100 cm
Habitat:
Hedgerows, roadsides, woodland; generally shady locations
Flowers:
Small, white, in compound umbels of between 10 and 20 rays, lacking bracts and bracteoles, atop a ridged, hairless stem. Plants further north in the UK tend to have pinkish flowers
Leaves:
Once pinnate, divided into deeply-toothed leaflets (up to 8 cm long) with pinnate veins and short marginal hairs; stem and basal leaves are similar
Season:
June to September
Rarity:
★★★★★