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Picture of Snakeroot Plant press of Snakeroot
Sanicula marilandica L.


Plant Description:

  • Upright, prairie plant growing up to 1 m tall; found in moist wooded areas
  • Leaves form at base on long stalks, while upper leaves are stalkless
  • May have up to 7 leaflets with toothed edges
  • Umbrella-shaped cluster of green flowers
  • Natives used as treatment for kidney problems, fevers, skin conditions, nervous conditions and sore throats
  • Rumored that when taken it will find where the ailment is and begin fighting it
  • Found at Stop 1 - on the Interpretive Nature and Hiking Trails


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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