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Sanicula canadensis L.
Canadian blacksnakeroot, Black Snakeroot
USDA Symbol: SACA15
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Inconspicuous, greenish flowers in small, uneven compound umbels on stalks of unequal length.
The genus name of this widely distributed species, derived from the Latin sanare (to heal), refers to its once-reputed medicinal powers. Several closely related species are distinguished only by minor technical characteristics.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WY Native Distribution:
Ontario and Quebec south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to South Dakota and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Dry open woods.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center
- Nacogdoches, TX
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-06
Research By: TWC Staff