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Peck's Sanicle
Sanicula peckiana
About Peck's Sanicle (Sanicula peckiana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sanicula peckiana is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the parsley family known by the common names Peck's blacksnakeroot and Peck's sanicle. It is native to the Klamath Mountains of southern Oregon and far northern California, where it grows in chaparral and woodland habitat, often on serpentine soils. It is a perennial herb growing to a maximum height near 40 centimeters. The leaves are simple or divided into a number of lobes, the edges generally with sharp teeth. The inflorescence is made up of one or more heads of bisexual and male-only flowers with tiny, curving, yellow petals. The fruits are borne singly or in heads of up to five, each fruit covered in bumpy tubercles and sometimes with prickles near the tip.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 76.3" - 122.0", Summer Precipitation: 2.07" - 3.32", Coldest Month: 39.2" - 45.5", Hottest Month: 60.9" - 67.9", Humidity: 0.32" - 16.91", Elevation: 71" - 3062"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Peck's Blacksnakeroot

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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