The Greater burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella major) belongs to Apiaceae (the Carrot family). It is a perennial herb that is widely distributed in Europe. It grows along riversides, forest edges, and in meadows, and is 30-80 cm tall. It has pinnate compound leaves and produces white flowers in umbels at the end of the stem from June to July. Pollination is by bees. In Europe, the roots of this plant are used as a cough suppressant and expectorant.