Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1316

Forb
Perennial/Biennial?

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic to dry-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 7-9 flowers: 3 perfect & 4-6 staminate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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

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 (1968) 140-03-004:
Sanicula smallii   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Sanicle, Southern Sanicle, 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

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

image of Sanicula smallii

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

JK Marlow    jkm090425_032

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Sanicula smallii

JK Marlow    jkm120415_074

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

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

image of Sanicula smallii

JK Marlow    jkm120415_076

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

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

image of Sanicula smallii

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1958

May    Crawford County    GA

image of Sanicula smallii

JK Marlow    jkm130718_451

July    McDowell County    NC

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

image of Sanicula smallii

JK Marlow    jkm130718_452

July    McDowell County    NC

Fruit uncinate-bristled. Calyx lobes shorter than bristles, divergent or erect, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fruit of Galium, Geum and Sanicula species

image of Sanicula smallii

JK Marlow    jkm130718_456

July    McDowell County    NC