Apiaceae
Sanicula arctopoides

Footsteps Of Spring

Prostrate or ascending. Stems 1–12 in., branched, somewhat succulent. Leaves in basal rosette, divided, 3 lobes, toothed, with long needle-like tips. Juvenile leaves are green, those on flowering plants are yellow-green. Flowers small, bright yellow, in rounded umbels, surrounded by long leaf-like bracts. Grows on coastal bluffs, dunes, to 600 ft. A standout in early spring with its fresh, bright yellow leaves and flowers in tight mats.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--12 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes