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Sanicula arctopoides (Footsteps of spring)
Cox, Fran

Sanicula arctopoides

Sanicula arctopoides Hook. & Arn.

Footsteps Of Spring, Bear's Foot Sanicle

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s): Sanicula crassicaulis var. howellii, Sanicula ×howellii

USDA Symbol: SAAR9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Limited to westernmost North America, where it ranges in coastal counties from central California north to the south coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. Because of its limited distribution in Canada, the country lists it as an endangered species. It is also classified as a Sensitive species by the state of Washington in the US. The main threat in Washington and British Columbia is loss of habitat.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Salt Water Shorelines,Rocky Bluff

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sanicula arctopoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sanicula arctopoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sanicula arctopoides


Record Modified: 2012-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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