Sharp toothed sanicle

Sanicula arguta



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.

(2): Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2012, Sanicula arguta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on November 25, 2020.