Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Sanicula gregaria E.P.Bicknell image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Apiaceae
Sanicula gregaria E.P.Bicknell
clustered black snakeroot
Sanicula: diminutive of the Latin word sanare meaning "to heal"
gregaria: herding together
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; fibrous roots
Flower: green to yellow, 5-parted; inflorescence an irregular, compound umbel with 12-25 flowers per umbellet, female flowers stalked; blooms June-July
Fruit:dry, rounded, hooked bristles weak and very small, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit:fruit drawing seed:
Leaf:3-5 parted into a palm-like shape with sharp, sometimes deep teeth; stalks getting shorter toward top
Habitat: shade; dry; woods

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All Sanicula list Google- Images or Text
Sanicula odorata (Raf.) K.M.Pryer & L.R.Phillippe
Triclinium odoratum Raf.

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