Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1317

Forb
Perennial/Biennial?

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

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Look for it in cove forests, other mesic, nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Palmately divided into 3 segments (usually)
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual or staminate, usually in the same umbel
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Umbels with 3 sessile perfect flowers & 3-5 pedicellate staminate flowers

FRUIT:
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 trifoliata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula trifoliata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-03-005:
Sanicula trifoliata   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Long-fruited Snakeroot, Beaked Sanicle, Large-fruited Sanicle