Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Sanicula trifoliata E.P.Bicknell image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Apiaceae
Sanicula trifoliata E.P.Bicknell
beaked sanicle, large-fruited black snakeroot
Sanicula: diminutive of the Latin word sanare meaning "to heal"
trifoliata: three-leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial, to 4 1/2' tall forb; fibrous roots
Flower: white, 5-parted, sepals longer than the petals; inflorescence an irregular, compound umbel with 2-7 flowers per umbellet, female flowers stalkless; blooms June-July
Fruit:oblong, dry with hooked bristles, splitting into 2 seeds
Leaf:3-parted into palm-like shape; leaflets coarsely double-toothed and often deeply lobed; stalks getting shorter toward top
Habitat: shade; woods

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