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Sanicula odorata (Rafinesque) K.M. Pryer & L.R. Phillippe. Clustered Sanicle, Clustered Snakeroot, Yellow-flowered Snakeroot, Fragrant Snakeroot. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Mesic to dry-mesic nutrient-rich forests. Dist: NS and QC west to MN and e. SD, south to Panhandle FL and e. TX.

ID notes: A sanicle with distinctly yellow flowers, as opposed to the white or greenish flowers of our other species.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Pryer & Philippe (1989) described in detail the necessary replacement of the name Sanicula gregaria by S. odorata.

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl7, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo2, NcTx, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, Tn, Va, WH3, Pryer & Phillippe (1989); = Sanicula gregaria E.P.Bicknell – C, F, G, GrPl, MC, RAB, S, Tat, Tx, W, WV, Bicknell (1897)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 3

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