One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender white-flowered European plant of the parsley family.
Pimpinella saxifraga, family Umbelliferae
- ‘At the southern end of the field, as the slope increases, herb species increase with meadow vetchling, betony and burnet saxifrage present.’
- ‘On small outcrops of nutrient-rich basalt, one can find endemic basalt musky saxifrage (Saxifraga moschata basaltica) and rock burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga rupestris), the relic alpine saxifrage, and other rare species, including alpine woodsia, rose root, and least willow.’
- ‘The Burnet Saxifrage, sometimes cultivated for kitchen use, is neither a Burnet nor a Saxifrage.’
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