Canadian black snakeroot

(Sanicula canadensis)

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Canadian black snakeroot (var. canadensis)
 

 

 

 

 

 

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The number of leaflets on the basal and lower stem leaves of black snakeroots (Sanicula spp.) is an important identifying feature. However, the lateral leaflets are often deeply lobed, often to the base, appearing to be two separate leaflets.

 
     
 
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2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28, 29, 30.

 
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Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Apiales (carrots, ivies, and allies)  
  Suborder Apiineae  
 

Family

Apiaceae (carrots)  
  Subfamily Saniculoideae  
  Tribe Saniculeae  
 

Genus

Sanicula (sanicle)  
       
 

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) places the genera Eryngium and Sanicula in the tribe Saniculeae in the the subfamily Apioideae. Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) places the genera within the same tribe Saniculeae in the subfamily Saniculoideae. ITIS does not recognize either the subfamily or the tribe. The APG IV system on the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website by the Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) also places the two genera in the subfamily Saniculoideae. At least two recent molecular DNA studies of the subfamily Saniculeae maintain the placement of both genera within the subfamily Saniculoideae. No discussion of moving the genera could be found. If the placement in the subfamily Apioideae is an error, that error is repeated by Wikipedia on both Eryngium and Sanicula pages.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Canadian black snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis)

long-styled black snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis var. grandis)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Canadian black snakeroot

Canadian black-snakeroot

Canadian blacksnakeroot

short-styled sanicle

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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