Clustered Blacksnakeroot Sanicula odorata (Rafinesque) K.M. Pryer & L.R. Phillippe    Synonyms: Clustered Black-snakeroot, Common Black Snakeroot, Sanicula gregaria.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Apiales   >   Family Apiaceae   >   Genus Sanicula   

Status:

An herbaceous perennial that is widespread in eastern North America. It grows in mesic forests and bottomlands, tolerating degradation of woodland habitat relatively well.

Description:

Clustered Blacksnakeroot can be distinguished from other species of Blacksnakeroot by its yellowish flowers; other species have white flowers.

Relationships:

Pollen and nectar attract small bees (Halictid and Andrenid). White-tailed Deer and other mammalian herbivores avoid eating the foliage because it has a bitter taste. The small, prickly fruits cling to animal fur and feathers, as well as clothing of humans, aiding distribution.

There are 100 records in the project database.

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Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/22/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/15/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/13/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/23/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/29/2020). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Washington Co., Maryland (5/16/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/21/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/21/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Howard Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/20/2020). (c) Jane Hill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Clustered Blacksnakeroot in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/28/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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