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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sanicula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sanicula graveolens DC.
Habit: Plant low-spreading to erect, 5--45 cm, slender, taprooted (roots tuberous). Leaf: compound, ternate then 1--2-pinnate, green or +- purple; blade 1.5--4 cm, +- ovate, leaflets stalked, margins crenate to lobed, distal segment of main axis 1--5 mm wide. Inflorescence: peduncle 0.5--8 cm; bracts fused at base, 6--10, +- 1 mm, < heads, linear to ovate; pedicel of bisexual flower 0, staminate 2--2.5 mm. Flower: bisexual 3--5, staminate 7--12; calyx lobes +- fused, 0.5--1 mm, ovate, acute; corolla yellow; styles 3 × calyx lobes. Fruit: 3--5 mm, ovate to +- round, prickles stout, hooked, inflated, bulbous-based, proximal occasionally poorly developed. Seed: face concave. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Open forest or rocky slopes, occasionally serpentine; Elevation: 600--2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, SNH, SCoRO, WTR, SnBr, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana; southern South America. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sanicula crassicaulis
Next taxon: Sanicula hoffmannii
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2017. Sanicula graveolens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43171, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.