Salad Burnet with tiny green flowers and red styles in a chalk meadow

Salad Burnet

You will have to keep your eyes wide open to spot this exquisite small flower in the grass. From a distance you might mistake the flowerhead for clover, but looking closer you will see the intricate structures that are characteristic of the species. The minute flowers are green and have red styles. Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) is a perennial of chalk grassland and a few of these flowers can been seen in the rough areas of grass in the Charlton Down Nature Reserve at the moment.