Snakeroot – Black

Sanicula marilandica

Family Parsley (Apiaceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Dry forest and along forest edges
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-4′
Flower Flowers form 3-5 round clusters that sit on the end of long stems.
Leaf Leaves are large (3-5″ wide) with 3-5 leaflets, each with 3 lobes. Leaf edges have alternating large and small teeth.
Notes Fruit is a bristly bur, which allows the seeds to “hitchhike” in the fur of animals or hiker’s socks and pant legs.


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