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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sanicula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sanicula bipinnatifida Hook.
Habit: Plant 12--60 cm, taprooted. Leaf: simple, 1--2-pinnately dissected, green, glaucous, or +- purple; blade 4--19 cm, oblong-ovate to +- round, main divisions generally 7 or more, generally narrow, sharply toothed. Inflorescence: peduncle 0.5--16 cm; bracts +- fused at base, 6--8, 2.5 mm, < heads, lanceolate; pedicel of bisexual flower 0, of staminate 2 mm, < fruit. Flower: bisexual 8--10, staminate 10--12; calyx lobes +- fused at base, 0.8--1 mm, widely lanceolate, acute; corolla purple or yellow; styles 2 × calyx lobes. Fruit: 3--8 per head, 3--6 mm, ovate to round; prickles stout, curved, inflated, bulbous-based. Seed: face concave. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Open grassland, generally on serpentine, or pine/oak woodland; Elevation: 20--1850 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, SNF, n&c SNH, ScV (Sutter Buttes), CW, SW, MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sanicula bipinnata
Next taxon: Sanicula crassicaulis
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2017. Sanicula bipinnatifida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43166, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.