Ligusticum tenuifolium

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Scientific Name Ligusticum tenuifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Idaho Licorice-root, Fern-leaf Lovage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine. Meadows and slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial, leafless stem 1 to 2 feet 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.
References: Descr. adapted from "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.
Colorado Status

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