|Scientific Name||Ligusticum tenuifolium||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LITE2|
|Common Name||Fern-leaf Lovage, Idaho Licorice-root||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29535|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 12500 ft.): moist areas in meadows and along streambanks.
Plant: Erect perennial, leafless stem 4 to 28 inches tall supporting 1 to 3 flower clusters (umbels).
Leaves: Light-green compound leaves with finely dissected, fern-like leaflets.
Inflorescence: Large numbers of very small flowers, less than 1/4-inch across and with 5 white petals, clustered in groups of 6 to 12 in a flat umbel.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains by John M. Coulter and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database by Kevin O'Dea and Walter Fertig.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County