Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Sanicula marilandica L.
black snakeroot, Maryland sanicle
Sanicula: diminutive of the Latin word sanare meaning "to heal"
marilandica: of Maryland
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, up to 4 1/2' tall forb; fibrous roots|
|Flower: ||green to white, 5-parted, sepals mostly as long as the petals; inflorescence an irregular, compound umbel with 12-25 flowers per umbellet, female flowers stalkless; blooms June-July|
|Fruit:||oval, dry, with hooked, stout, backward curving bristles, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit: seed:|
|Leaf:||palmately-divided into 5-7 parts, double forward-pointing teeth, stalks getting shorter toward top|
|Habitat: ||shade; woods|