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Ligusticum scoticum

Ligusticum scoticum L.

Scottish Licorice-root, Scotch Lovage

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


USDA Symbol: LISC3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

The genus name, Ligusticum, is named after the Italian city of Liguria.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Greenish-white.


USA: AK , CT , MA , ME , NH , NY , RI
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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