Etymology: Sanicula: diminutive of the Latin word sanare meaning "to heal"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; fibrous roots
Leaves: 3-5 parted into a palm-like shape with sharp, sometimes deep teeth; stalks getting shorter toward top
Flowers: green to yellow, 5-parted; inflorescence an irregular, compound umbel with 12-25 flowers per umbellet, female flowers stalked; blooms June-July
Fruits: dry, rounded, hooked bristles weak and very small, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit: seed:
Habitat: shade; dry; woods
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3, Wetland Indicator = FAC+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions