Maryland Black Snakeroot - Sanicula marilandica
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
BC to NL south to WA, NM, NE and FL (Lesica et al. 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 et al. 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
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- 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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- DuBois, K.L. 1979. An inventory of the avifauna in the Long Pines of Southeastern Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 113 p.
- Wood, A.K. 1987. Ecology of a prairie mule deer population. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 205 p.