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Ligusticum californicum

Ligusticum californicum J.M. Coult. & Rose

California Licorice-root, California Licorice Root, California Lovage, California Wild Lovage

Apiaceae (Carrot family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Chaparral, woodlands, often on serpentine.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1992 VOL. 9, NO.1 - Research Update, Creating Native Lawn with Sod, Director's Report, What Makes Pl...

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ligusticum californicum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ligusticum californicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ligusticum californicum


Record Modified: 2021-02-15
Research By: CBR

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