Taxon  Report   7333 
Sanicula crassicaulis  DC.
Gamble weed,  Pacific blacksnakeroot, Pacific sanicle
Sanicula crassicaulis
© 2007 Lynn Watson
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Sanicula crassicaulis
© 2003 Michael Charters
Sanicula crassicaulis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Sanicula crassicaulis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Sanicula crassicaulis
© 2008 Steven Perry
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sanicula
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Sanicula menziesii var. foliacea
ICPN: Sanicula menziesii var. pedata
More information about  Sanicula crassicaulis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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