Sanicula crassicaulis

Pacific Sanicle

Plant erect. Stem thick. Leaves alternate, divided into 3 or possibly 5 lobes, very sharply toothed; lower leaves with long petioles; upper leaves sessile. Flowers yellow, sometimes tinted purple, in 3–12 in. umbels at stem top; bracts at base of umbel are large, leaf-like. Grows on open slopes, woodlands, ravines near coastline and low elevations. Crassicaulis means "thickened stem." A variable, widespread plant found throughout the western states.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic Np, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes