Footsteps-Of -Spring

(Sanicula arctopoides)
Footsteps-Of -Spring
Footsteps-Of -Spring is an early bloomer on the coastal bluffs.

Will Elder, NPS


Origin Of Genus Name: Sanicula is Latin meaning "to heal."

Presidio Locations: Found in serpentine grasslands and on serpentine coastal bluffs.

Range In State: Northern and central California coast.

Description: This native perennial of the Carrot Family has tiny, yellow, button-like flowers with five petals in umbrella-shaped groupings on short stems with yellow-green, spiny, maple-like leaves in flat rosettes. Blooms February to April.

California Native Uses: The tuberous roots were eaten raw by the Kashaya and the Pomo.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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