Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ligusticum canadense   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligusticum canadense   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-25-001:
Ligusticum canadense   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Lovage


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Look for it in moist to dryish, nutrient-rich forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont) (rare in Coastal Plain)

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Complexly compound (uppermost leaves sometimes simple)
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Ligusticum canadense   FAMILY Apiaceae

American Lovage