A Sanicula from Mary Margaret from South Carolina

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About four to twelve inches high, growing in clusters along the edge of a woodland. Appeared this Spring and spreading like an invasive.

Hi Mary Margaret,

well, at least this is not an exotic invasive, it is one of the Sanicula species, sometimes called snakeroot, but there are many plants with that common name.  Yours is most likely Sanicula canadensis, the most common species.  It is hard to identify without flowers.  It can be locally very common, but it is native. It is related to both parsley and poison hemlock, in the Apiaceae family.  Yours are young plants.


Steve Hill, Ph.D. Botanist, SCNPS


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