Language English Vegetables and herbs Garden burnet (Sanguisorba minor) Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Josée Bouthot) Garden burnet (Sanguisorba minor) Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Josée Bouthot) OngletsBotanyOrigin and description Garden burnet is native to Eurasia but has spread throughout much of North America.Its leaves have a cucumber flavour. The plant requires little attention, grows well in dry sites and can be harvested right up until it is buried under the snow.Cycle: Perennial.Spacing: 30 cm.Height: 30 cm. Common nameGarden burnetLatin name (genus)Sanguisorba minorFrench common name Petite pimprenelle Botanical familyRosaceae HorticultureGrowing conditions Exposure: Full sun Propagation Sow seed indoors in March-April. Sow seed outdoors in May. Divide in spring. Use Culinary use: The leaves add a cucumber flavour to salads, sauces, yoghurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, butter, mayonnaise, soups and omelettes.