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Ligusticum grayi
Gray's lovage, sheep wild lovage
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the mountain regions of Washington; east to Idaho, south to California and Nevada.

Habitat: Moist or sometimes dry open slopes and drier meadows in subalpine and alpine areas.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Glabrous perennial from a taproot, the stems 2-6 dm. high, often scapose.

Leaves:

Leaves mostly basal, ternate-pinnately compound, the leaflets toothed or cleft, up to 3 cm. long; cauline leaves occasionally 1-2, much reduced.

Flowers:

Flowers white or sometimes pinkish, small; umbels 1-3, compound, the rays 7-14, 2-3.5 cm. long; involucre and involucel wanting; styles 2, short, the bases low-conic.

Fruits:

Fruit elliptic-oblong, 4-6 mm. long, the ribs narrowly winged.

Accepted Name:
Ligusticum grayi J.M. Coult. & Rose

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ligusticum apiifolium var. minus Gray ex Brewer & Wats. [IMF]
Ligusticum caeruleomontanum
Ligusticum cusickii
Ligusticum purpureum
Ligusticum tenuifolium var. dissimilis
Pimpinella apidora var. nudicaulis
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ligusticum grayi in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ligusticum grayi checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ligusticum grayi atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ligusticum grayi photos.

USDA Plants: Ligusticum grayi information.

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