Category: Seminum | Sub-Category: Wildflowers
Scientific Name (Genus/Species): Sanicula canadensis
(B) to 2′. Canadian Black Snakeroot. Eastern US and Canada. This common woodland wildflower produces umbels of tiny five petalled, greenish white flowers with a green calyx. Each umbel consists of one to four umbellets. Each umbellet has five male flowers and two or three perfect flowers. The perfect flowers are very short stalked and have a prominent ovary covered in rows of hooked bristles. The green bristly fruit splits into two seeds. Leaves are alternate and palmately compound with three leaflets. Useful for naturalizing in woodland areas and native gardens. Blooms late spring to early summer. Shade to part shade. Moist to dry, loamy soil. Best sown in situ.