Taxon  Report   7329    
Sanicula arctopoides  Hook. & Arn.
Footsteps of spring,  Yellow mats
Sanicula arctopoides
© 2006 Matt Below
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Sanicula arctopoides
© Corsi 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Sanicula arctopoides
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Sanicula arctopoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sanicula arctopoides
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sanicula
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sanicula ×howellii
PLANTS: Sanicula crassicaulis var. howellii
More information about  Sanicula arctopoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2019).