Pimpinella saxifraga L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Burnet saxifrage

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Pimpinella saxifraga L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000391166. Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

General Information

"Perennial, 3–6 dm, the stem pithy; lower lvs once pinnate, the lfls varying from ovate or subrotund and merely serrate to pinnately deeply dissected; upper lvs much reduced, sometimes consisting only of the sheath; fls white; fr glabrous, ovoid, 2–2.5 mm, obscurely ribbed, each mericarp nearly semicircular in cross-section; 2n=40. Native of Eurasia, escaped or adventive in waste places; Nf. to DC., inland to Wis. and Ind. July–Sept."

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    Stängel rund, kahl oder unten locker behaart, ohne Faserschopf. Teilblätter der grundständigen Blätter eiförmig oder lanzettlich, bis über 2 cm lang, gezähnt oder gelappt, selten tief geteilt, oberseits kahl, unterseits locker behaart. Dolden 8–

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    6–10. Trockene Wiesen, Busch- und Föhrenwälder, kollin-subalpin. CH.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Burnet saxifrageEnglishIE
    Ainís fhiáinIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    Gewöhnliche Kleine BibernelleGermanCH
    Boucage saxifrageFrenchCH


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Sp. Pl.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Irish Vernacular Names
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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