Latin name: Sanicula arguta J. Coulter & Rose
  Pronunciation: san-IK-yoo-la ar-GOO-ta
  Common name: Snakeroot
  Family: Apiaceae (Carrot)
  Habitat: Dry rocky or grassy slopes to about 2500',
  chaparral, coastal sage scrub, valley grassland

  Blooming period: March to April
  Click for Latin name derivations:
  1) Sanicula  2) arguta
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