E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Sanicula crassicaulis var. tripartita Poepp. ex DC.
tripartate Pacific sanicle (Pacific sanicle)
Apiaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Adolf Ceska  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #79433)

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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a taproot; stem solitary, erect, 25-120 cm tall.
Leaves:
Alternate; basal and lower stem leaves palmately 3-5 lobed or divided without a narrow leaf axis, stalked below, becoming sessile above, primary divisions merely lobed or with teeth, blades 3-13 cm long, 2-18 cm wide.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of terminal umbels less than 1 cm wide in flower; flowers yellow or sometimes purplish; involucels inconspicuous, of 5 narrow bractlets.
Fruits:
Subglobose burrs, 2-5 mm long, covered, except sometimes at the base, with stout, hooked prickles.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to dry coastal bluffs, meadows and woodlands in the lowland zone; frequent in SW BC, known from S Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and adjacent coast, infrequent in WC BC, known from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Skeena River valley; S to CA and MX, disjunct to Chile.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Sanicula tripartita Suksd.

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