Scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis
The egg-shaped, crimson flower heads of Great burnet give this plant the look of a lollipop! It can be found on floodplain meadows - a declining habitat which is under serious threat.
StatsHeight: up to 1.2m
When to seeJune to September
AboutThe presence of the bulbous, blood-red heads of Great burnet is an indication of a rare group of plants and flowers flourishing together in a floodplain meadow. These special grasslands have thrived for centuries because of the way they are managed which results in a flower-rich hay crop. A member of the rose family, Great burnet is a perennial and can survive for decades due to its extensive root system.
It flowers from June to September.