K.M. Pryer & L.R.Phillippe
Sanicula odorata, commonly called the clustered blacksnakeroot, is a flowering plant in the carrot family. It is native and widespread in eastern North America. It grows in nutrient-rich woods, often in mesic forests and bottomlands. It is able to tolerate somewhat degraded habitats, and is not considered a particularly conservative species.
It flowers in the late spring and early summer.
Identification of this species from other Sanicula in eastern North America can be difficult. The following combination of features separate it: leaves are divided into 5 (usually) to 7 (occasionally) leaflets; styles are much longer than the calyx; there are up to 12-25 stamens per umbellet; flowers and anthers are yellowish-green, with petals much longer than sepals.
- "Sanicula odorata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
- "Sanicula odorata". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
- Alan Weakley. "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States".
- Ann Fowler Rhoads and Timothy A. Block, Anna Anisko Ill., Plants of Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
- USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SAOD
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