Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2811

Forb
Perennial/Biennial?

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

Common in GA, uncommon in NC-SC

Look for it in dry-mesic to mesic, sandy forests, often associated with Fagus grandifolia (and southward Magnolia grandiflora), 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 (11/30/12):
Sanicula canadensis var. floridana   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

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Sanicle, Florida Snakeroot