Sharp toothed sanicle

Sanicula arguta

Family: 

Apiaceae

Sanicula arguta, known commonly as the sharp toothed sanicle, is a native Californian species. Sanicula arguta is a perennial herb. Sanicula arguta flowers are yellow, with a bristly stem (1). Sanicula arguta grows in open grassy and rocky slopes. It has a turnip like, thick taproot (2). A taproot is the main root in the root system. 

Native: It is native to California

Flowering Period: March - April 

Nature Serve Global Ranking: G5

Nature Serve State Ranking: SNR

 

(1)  Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. 1900. 7(1): 36–37. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/13767#page/34/mode/1up

(2): Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2012, Sanicula arguta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=43163, accessed on November 25, 2020.