Maryland Black Snakeroot - Sanicula marilandica
MNPS Threat Rank
Fibrous-rooted. Stems solitary, erect, 30–80 cm. Leaves petiolate below, sessile above; blades reniform in outline, 6–20 cm wide, palmate; leaflets 5- to 7-lobed and/or coarsely toothed, 3–10 cm long. Umbel: peduncle 4–15 cm long; rays 1–5 cm long; involucel bracts oblanceolate, 1–2 mm long. Flowers greenish white. Mericarps 4–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to NL south to WA, NM, NE and FL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Meadows, willow thickets, moist woodlands, open forest; plains, valleys, lower montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius
(Thorp et al. 1983).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.