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san·i·cle

 (săn′ĭ-kəl)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Sanicula of the parsley family, having compound umbels of small yellow, purple, or greenish flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, formerly used as an astringent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sānicula, probably from Latin sānus, healthy.]
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sanicle

(ˈsænɪkəl)
n
(Plants) any umbelliferous plant of the genus Sanicula, of most regions except Australia, having clusters of small white flowers and oval fruits with hooked bristles: formerly thought to have healing powers
[C15: via Old French from Medieval Latin sānicula, probably from Latin sānus healthy]
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san•i•cle

(ˈsæn ɪ kəl)

n.
any plant belonging to the genus Sanicula, of the parsley family, as S. marilandica, of North America, used in medicine.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin sānicula]
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Noun1.sanicle - a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruitsanicle - a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Sanicula, Sanicula - chiefly American herbs: sanicle
footsteps-of-spring, Sanicula arctopoides - sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow flowers
purple sanicle, Sanicula bipinnatifida - sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow or red or purple flowers
European sanicle, Sanicula Europaea - sanicle of Europe and Asia having white to pale pink flowers
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We then found upon [y.sup.e] moderat steep descending part of this bluff several of our pensilvania plants, as maiden hair, rattle snake golden rod, sweet roasted Sanicle, prenanthes, noble liverwort, Uvulary, berry bearing Solomon seal, mitella and many others.
canadensis; Canadian Black-Snakeroot, Canada Sanicle; Woodland; Rare; C = 2; BSUH 18645.
Native plant associates include crown brodiaea Brodiaea coronaria, winecup clarkia Clarkia purpurea, sand pygmyweed Crassula erecta, bluedicks Dichelostemma capitatum, sanicle Sanicula spp., California goldfields, sky lupine Lupinus nanus and gilia Gilia sp.
"One landowner was so thrilled to find out he had an endangered purple sanicle plant on his property that he ripped out the Scotch broom plants that threatened it, and spread the word to his neighbours."
The herbaceous plants in this community include Carex spp., sedges; Elymus canadensis, Canada wild rye; Ageratina altissima, white snakeroot; Muhlenbergia spp., muhly grasses; Sanicula canadensis, Canada sanicle; and Viola sororia, sister violet.
Woodland plants like yellow archangel and sanicle fared worst, with 56 out of 72 species declining significantly.