[The Parsley Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

The Snake Roots of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Sanicula

Basal leaf blade of western snake root: Sanicula crassicaulis

Basal leaf blade of western snake root: Sanicula crassicaulis

Pacific Sanicle, Pacific Snakeroot, Western Snakeroot: Sanicula crassicaulis (Synonyms: Sanicula crassicaulis var. crassicaulis, Sanicula crassicaulis var. tripartita, Sanicula menziesii, Sanicula tripartita) - Basal leaf blades palmately to pinnipalmately lobed with the major lobes with serrate or lobed margins (See photo above).

Northern Sanicle, Sierran Black-snakeroot, Sierra Sanicle, Sierra Snakeroot: Sanicula graveolens (Synonyms: Sanicula apiifolia, Sanicula graveolens var. graveolens, Sanicula graveolens var. septentrionalis, Sanicula nevadensis, Sanicula nevadensis var. septentrionalis, Sanicula septentrionalis) - Basal leaf blades ternate-pinnately lobed or divided, the major lobes or divisions in turn pinnately divided again.


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