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Angelica hendersonii
Henderson's angelica, woolly angelica

Distribution: Occurring on the outer coast in Washington; northwestern Washington to California.

Habitat: Coastal bluffs and sand dunes.

Flowers: July-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Stout perennial 3-15 dm. tall.


Leaves firm, woolly beneath and green above, ternate-pinnately twice compound, the base of the petiole sheathing; the leaflets 4-8 cm. long and 2.5-6 cm. wide, irregularly serrate.


Compound umbels several, the rays 30-45, up to 7 cm. long, woolly; involucre wanting; involucels of narrow, woolly bractlets; calyx obsolete; petals 5, white, woolly on the lower back.


Ovary inferior, 2-celled, white-woolly, the stylopodium broadly conic; fruit broadly elliptic, 7-10 mm. long, the dorsal ribs low and inconspicuous, the lateral wings nearly as wide as the body.

Accepted Name:
Angelica hendersonii J.M. Coult. & Rose
Publication: Bot. Gaz. 13: 80. 1888.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Angelica tomentosa S. Watson var. hendersonii (J.M. Coult. & Rose) Di Tomaso
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Angelica hendersonii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Angelica hendersonii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Angelica hendersonii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Angelica hendersonii photos.

USDA Plants: Angelica hendersonii information.

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