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Burnet Saxifrage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Pimpinella
Species: P. saxifraga
Binomial name
Pimpinella saxifraga

Burnet Saxifrage is a plant, Pimpinella saxifraga of the family Umbelliferae a native of the British Isles and temperate Europe and western Asia. It is neither a Burnet, which its leaves resemble, nor a Saxifrage although it has a similar herbal effect as a diuretic.


One of the better known recipes that includes burnet Saxifrage is Grie Soss (Grüne Soße = Green Sauce) made famous in Frankfurt, Germany. This sauce includes traditionally at least seven of the herbs parsley, chervil, dill, chives, cress, sorrel, burnet saxifrage and borage.

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From Wikispecies

Pimpinella saxifraga


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Apiales
Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Incertae sedis
Genus: Pimpinella
Species: Pimpinella saxifraga


Pimpinella saxifraga L.


  • Species Plantarum 1:263. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 315595

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Kleine Bibernelle, Gemeine Bibernelle, Stein-Bibernelle, Steinbrechwurz, Steinpetersilie, Bockwurz, Pfefferkraut, Bumbernell
English: Burnet Saxifrage
Español: Pimpinela blanca
Nederlands: Kleine bevernel
Polski: Biedrzeniec mniejszy
Русский: Бедренец камнеломковый
Svenska: Bockrot, Vanlig Bockrot, Backanis
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