Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1315

Forb
Biennial

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

Common in Mountains & Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain

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

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...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: Palmately divided into 5 segments (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

 

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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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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


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image of Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm060506_005

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Umbellets with 4-6 flowers: 3 perfect, 1-3 staminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm0407f_12

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm120829_114

August    Greenville County    SC

Leaves thin, light green, segments of basal and lower cauline leaves usually 5, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis

JK Marlow    s050911_a

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis

Steve Marlow    snm090112_012

September    Greenville County    SC

Fruit pedicellate, bristles in indistinct rows w swollen bases [& hooked tips], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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