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was it on a floodplain or wet meadow, is it likely to have been planted as a crop?
It was on a flat piece of barren land beside a small canal. I don't know if it was planted intentionally (to fill the area) or not, or whether the area in question is prone to flooding. Sorry about the lack of information!
(This is the resurrected old name for what has been for quite a while Sanguisorba minor.)
I think its much too meaty for salad burnet and the reason i asked about planted crop is that it looks rather more like the fodder burnet that i have seen growing in italy but would not like to say exactly what species or subspecies that is.
I just thought it might be helpful to have a name as a starting point.
I'm hoping to get the chance to see this plant again. What should I look for and/or measure to aid in its identification?
according to one flora the fruit may be different (more winged in fodder burnet), it also has more deeply and sharply toothed leaflets but tricky if you don't have both side by side. expect we will get more salad burnet observations soon for comparison.
Lat/Lng: 53.08, 8.81
Found on flat piece of barren land beside small canal.