Carolinas and Georgia

3293

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sanicula odorata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula odorata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-03-001:
Sanicula gregaria   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clustered Snakeroot, Clustered Sanicle, Yellow-flowered Snakeroot, Fragrant Snakeroot


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

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain

 

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual or staminate, usually in the same umbel
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Umbels with 3 pedicellate perfect flowers & 15 or fewer staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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



Sanicula odorata   FAMILY Apiaceae

Clustered Snakeroot, Clustered Sanicle, Yellow-flowered Snakeroot, Fragrant Snakeroot