Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Sanicula canadensis L.
Canadian black snakeroot, Canadian sanicle
Sanicula: diminutive of the Latin word sanare meaning "to heal"
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
|Plant: ||erect, biennial, to 4 1/2' tall forb; slender, fibrous roots|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, sepals longer than the petals; inflorescence an irregular, compound umbel with 2-7 flowers per umbellet, female flowers stalked; blooms June-July|
|Fruit:||rounded, dry, stalked, hooked bristles almost as long as the sepals, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit: seed:|
|Leaf:||3-5 parted into palm-like shape; stalks getting shorter toward the top|
|Habitat: ||shade; woods|