Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3294

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain & GA Mountains, rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in mesic to dry-mesic nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Palmately divided into 5 segments (usually)
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual or staminate, usually in the same umbel
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Polygamous umbellets with 12-120 flowers: 3-4 perfect, the remainder staminate

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 marilandica   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanicula marilandica   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-03-002:
Sanicula marilandica   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sanicula marylandica

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Snakeroot, Maryland Sanicle