Taxon  Report   7332 
Sanicula bipinnatifida  Hook.
Purple sanicle,  Snakeroot
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2000 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2010 Robert Steers
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2008 Keir Morse
Sanicula bipinnatifida, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sanicula
Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.8 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Sanicula bipinnatifida

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN + PLANTS: Sanicula bipinnatifida var. flava
More information about  Sanicula bipinnatifida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 15, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.