Clustered Black Snakeroot, Sanicula odorata


Clustered Black Snakeroot is a woodland species found much less often than the other Black Snakeroot found in Minnesota. Clustered has yellow flowers where the more abundant Sanicula species have greenish-white. You are unlikely to find this woodland plant, excellent for restoration after Buckthorn removal, at any other nursery. Shelterwood has been lucky that it A) grows in our woods, B) volunteered in an empty pot several years ago, and C) I have been able to propagate by division and its ability to self-sow in open pots.
Blooms: yellow, June into July
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Conditions: shade, moist-medium to medium soils