Fodder burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)

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Hey dear community, first of all I hope that you are all well and that you have had a day full of positive start to the new week! Today I would like to bring a plant a little closer and hope you can expand your knowledge.

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You can see here pictures of a perennial plant which is also known under the name Fodder burnet or scientifically Poterium sanguisorba and has grown as part of a wildflower seed mixture which I have already planted in the last year. The plant, which probably comes from Asia, already has a long history behind it and already in the Middle Ages the medical potential was already recognized and was cultivated specifically for these purposes and can have a positive effect on internal or external diseases due to the numerous active ingredients. It is rich in antioxidants and therefore a great against free radicals and also because of the anti-inflammatory properties it can be used very well for the treatment of wounds, but as always I would like to mention that in case of illness you should always ask your doctor or pharmacist about the correct use to avoid complications! In the Middle Ages, it was still known under an other name and the name of the genus can be traced back to the well-known Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) who described it in 1753. It can be classified as relatively easy to care for and is an important source of food for insects and you can often find caterpillars on the plant that feed on it and from about May the flowering period begins which in turn attracts some insects and the Fodder burnet is independently able to reproduce via the rhizomes. In Greek mythology, there are the interpretations that the flowers that have a typical red color should symbolise the blood of falling warriors and it is also associated with the god of war Ares. In the past, the flowers were also considered as an indicator of a change in the weather and when the flowers open, this should be a sign of beautiful weather in the coming days and from a symbolic point of view it is often considered a sign of courage.

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Thanks a lot for stopping by and I hope you could learn something new about nature! I captured these pictures with my Camera Sony Alpha 6000 plus 55-210 mm lens!


I so much love this leaves as it is looking pretty cool

Happy to hear that!

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These types of perennial plant will actually be beneficial to the body system so much

I’m glad you’re interested in medicinal plants :)

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Its leaves are very pretty designed and shows how beautifully nature has created them.