Salad burnet is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family. The plant is an attractive perennial plant grown for both its edible leaves and its medicinal properties. Medicinally, it was once used against the Plague and to control hemorrhaging, but today it is mostly know, medicinally, for its astringent properties. Note: Medicinal uses are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see your doctor, if you have a health problem. Salad Burnet
As a herb, salad burnet offers a clean, cucumber-like flavor. It's an easy growing plant that appears early in the season and holds up well in heat. It forms a clump and stays pretty well contained and controlled, growing in a loose rosette. However, salad burnet can spread by rhizomes and it will self-seed.