Calflora
Taxon  Report   7332    
Sanicula bipinnatifida  Hook.
Purple sanicle,  Snakeroot
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2000 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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.

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Sanicula bipinnatifida
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sanicula
Communities: Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 1.8; (weak indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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 PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SABI3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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