OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sanicula smallii   FAMILY Apiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula smallii   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-03-004:
Sanicula smallii   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot


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JK Marlow    jkm100314_007

March    Decatur County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm090425_028

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090425_029

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Plant is a perennial, from thickened cordlike roots, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm090425_032

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm220427_7300

April    Greenville County    SC

Leaf segments lance-elliptic to oblanceolate or obovate, serrate-dentate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1958

May    Crawford County    GA

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm210508_0190

May    Oconee County    SC

Ramsey Creek Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210508_0190c

May    Oconee County    SC

Ramsey Creek Preserve

Umbellets with 7-9 flowers: 3 perfect & 4-6 staminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm210508_0193

May    Oconee County    SC

Ramsey Creek Preserve

Leaves thick, somewhat fleshy & dark green, white veins often prominent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0354

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210516_0408

May    Greenville County    SC

Calyx lobes shorter than bristles, divergent; petals white or greenish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130718_451

July    McDowell County    NC

Fruit sessile or subsessile, uncinate-bristled, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm130718_452

July    McDowell County    NC

Sepals on mature fruit somewhat spreading, immersed in adjacent fruit bristles, per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    jkm130718_456

July    McDowell County    NC

image of Sanicula smallii, Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, Small's Black-snakeroot

JK Marlow    jkm210903_3285

September    Greenville County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula smallii   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-03-004:
Sanicula smallii   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

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1316

Forb
Perennial/Biennial?

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Mesic to dry-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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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 7-9 flowers: 3 perfect & 4-6 staminate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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