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Sanicula europaea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Tribe: Saniculeae
Genus: Sanicula

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Sanicula is a genus of plants in family Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae), the same family to which the carrot and parsnip belong. This genus has about 40 species worldwide, with 22 in North America.[1] The common names usually include the terms sanicle or black snakeroot.


Sanicula comes from sanus, Latin for "healthy", reflecting the use of S. europaea in traditional remedies.[2]

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  1. ^ Focus on Rarities (from the monthly Yerba Buena Chapter Newsletter)[permanent dead link] (No direct link: click "June 2005 Tuberous Sanicle (Sanicula tuberosa)" in the left-hand sidebar.) Author: Michael Wood. Retrieved 9/9/09.
  2. ^ America, Garden Club of (1933). "Garden Club of America". Bulletin: 10.

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