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

 

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



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