Pacific Sanicle ( Sanicula crassicaulis var. crassicaulis ) is a very common plant here at Leaning Oaks. It is a member of the Parsley Family (Apiaceae). Flowers are in small clusters, and are mixtures of bisexual and male only flowers. It is also called Pacific Black Snakeroot. Pacific Sancicle grows in dry woodlands, disturbed areas and the meadow here at Leaning Oaks. The seeds are borne in clusters and are covered in curving prickles which enable the seeds to stick well to socks and sweaters.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.