Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-03-003:
Sanicula canadensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sanicula canadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Sanicle, Black Snakeroot, Canadian Black-snakeroot


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Look for it in dry-mesic to mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains & Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain

 

...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5 leaflets (usually)
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring
White/ Greenish
Bisexual or staminate, usually in the same umbel
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Umbellets with 4-6 flowers: 3 perfect, 1-3 staminate

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

Canada Sanicle, Black Snakeroot, Canadian Black-snakeroot