Difference between revisions of "Ligusticum apiifolium"

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Revision as of 23:12, 8 June 2020

  • Latin Name: Ligusticum apiifolium
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Common Names: celery-leaf wild lovage, parsely-leaf wild lovage
  • Synonyms/Misapplications: Cynapium apiifolium
  • Codon: LIGAPI


Ligusticum apiifolium
Photo by Rod Gilbert, 2006, also featured on Main Page
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Subphylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteranae
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Ligusticum L.
Species: Ligusticum apiifolium (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray


General: Stout perennial herb from a thick taproot; stems 50-120 cm tall, branching, glabrous, leafy with fibrous remains of leaf sheaths at the base.

Leaves: Compound, mostly basal, divided into distinct toothed leaflets up to 5 cm long; stem leaves reduced but at least 1 fairly well-developed.

Flowers: Inflorescence of compound umbels, rays 12-30, 2.5-6 cm. long; involucre and involucels wanting; calyx teeth obscure; petals five, white.

Fruits: Oblong to elliptic, 4-5 mm long, glabrous, with narrowly winged ribs.

Bloom Period


West of the Cascades, Washington to central California.


Moist stream banks, slopes and meadows in the mountain zone




Seed sample from: 2011

Average Measurement: 4.5 x 2.1 x 1.4

Measurement Range: L: 4 – 5, W: 2 – 2.5, D: 1 – 2

Ligusticum apiifolium seeds, photo by Lisa Hintz


Shapes: Seeds have two distinct seed faces. One side is more flattened or concave, and the other is more convex. Hilum tapered, opposite apex rounded. Color: Entire seed several shades of brown.

Surface: One seed face has several distinct ridges running longitudinally from hilum to opposite apex. The other seed face has one longitudinal white line running from hilum to opposite apex. Seeds sometimes wrinkled or slightly bumpy, and somewhat lustrous.

Latitudinal Cross Section: ovate LIAP lat.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LIAP long.png

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