Sanicula canadensis L.
Canadian Blacksnakeroot, Black Snakeroot
Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
USDA Symbol: SACA15
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Native Distribution: Ontario and Quebec south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to South Dakota and Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Dry open woods.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sanicula canadensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sanicula canadensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sanicula canadensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-06
Research By: TWC Staff