(Fern-leaf Lovage)

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Ligusticum tenuifolium, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7277

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Ligusticum tenuifolium, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7273

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Ligusticum tenuifolium, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7281

Scientific Name Ligusticum tenuifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol LITE2
Common Name Fern-leaf Lovage, Idaho Licorice-root ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29535
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SEINet
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Description 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.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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