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Snakeroot


Family:  Apiaceae, parsley family
Genus, species:  Sanicula canadensis

Leaves:
Leaves have three leaflets. Leaves are ovate, coarsely toothed. Lower leaves have long petioles. Upper leaves have shorter petioles.

Flowers:
Upper stems end in umbels of small greenish flowers.

Fruit:
Fruit is a bur, contains two seeds.

More Information:

Sanicula is from the Latin for "little healer," referring to plant's medicinal properties.  

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