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Black Snakeroot Sanicula canadensis

 


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Alternate name: Canadian Black Snakeroot

Family: Apiaceae, Carrot view all from this family



Description Native plant, height one to four feet. Palmate leaves. Whitish-green flowers with sepals longer than petals. Green bur-like fruit, split into two seeds. Biennial or perennial. Spreads primarily by seed.


Flower Late spring / early summer, lasting for approximately three weeks.


Habitat Mesic deciduous woodlands.


Range Eastern United States (excluding Maine), extending north into Quebec and Ontario, and west into Texas and Wyoming.


Discussion A threatened species in Massachusets and Vermont. Other common names: sanicle, short-styled snakeroot.


 

 

 

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