Taxon  Report   7337 
Sanicula maritima  S. Watson
Adobe sanicle,  Adobe snakeroot
Sanicula maritima
© 2012 Wendy Fisher
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Sanicula maritima
© 2014 Chris Winchell
Sanicula maritima
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Sanicula maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Rare .

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Sanicula maritima
© 2013 David Wolfson
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sanicula
Coastal Prairie, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.3 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Sanicula maritima
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 23, 2016).

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