Sanicula odorata  (S. gregaria) clustered snakeroot Apiaceae SAGR; Bx, pb; Q, f; R, gb;

 

Sanicula gregaria.Kitty Kohout.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium.wisplants.uwsp.edu

Sanicula gregaria.Kitty Kohout.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.wisplants.uwsp.edu (Accessed 4/2014).

Sanicula odorata is a perennial herb, 30-80 cm tall, slender, from a rhizome.

Leaves alternate, thin, 3-5 palmately divided, leaflets widest above middle, sharply, finely toothed, basal leaves long stalked, upper leaves sessile. 

Flowers greenish-yellow, of 2 kinds, perfect, bur-like flowers in 3’s with tiny staminate green-yellow flowers interspersed in irregular, small umbels, styles longer than bristles, sepals lance to egg-shaped, 0.5 mm; June-Aug.. 

Fruit 0.3-0.5 cm, rounded, bur-like, dry aggregate of many small individual fruits, densely covered with hooked bristles, fruit stalks 1-1.5 mm long. 

Sanicula odorata.John Hilty.Illinois Wildflowers.illinoiswildflowers.info (Accessed 2/2017).

Wetland status: FACU. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist woods.  

Sanicula odorata. By Keir Morse. Copyright © 2016 Keir Morse.Creative Commons.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglsndwild.org.

Sanicula odorata. By Keir Morse. Copyright © 2016 Keir Morse.Creative Commons.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglsndwild.org (accessed 4/2016).

Notes: Dispersed by adhesion to fur or clothing. Dispersal to and establishment in new sites in successional forest, contiguous to old regrowth stands has been calculated at a rate of 1.67 m/yr (Matlack 1994).