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Cluster-Sanicle


Scientific Name     

Sanicula gregaria  E. Bickn.

Family Name

Apiaceae (Parsley/Carrot family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich, open woods and thickets 

Plant Height:  

30-90 cm, erect stem 

Flower Color:  

greenish yellow

Flower:  

staminate flowers 12-15 per umbellet with 5 stamens, surpassed by fruits; perfect flowers resemble staminate flowers with slightly longer stamens, 2 spreading styles 

Inflorescence:  

compound umbels of staminate and perfect flowers, umbellets subtended by minute bracts 

Fruit:  

stalked wit persistent styles longer than the bristles

Leaves:  

basal leaves on long petiole with cauline leaves becoming sessile, palmately compound usually with 5 serrated leaflets 

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

forms clumps of stems from fibrous roots