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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb, taprooted, glabrous to minutely scabrous. Stem: erect, leafy, conspicuously fibrous at base, generally branched. Leaf: blade oblong to round, ternately or pinnately compound or dissected, leaflets oblong to obovate, entire to deeply pinnately lobed, segments linear to oblong. Inflorescence: compound umbels; bracts generally 0; bractlets 0 or inconspicuous; rays, pedicels few to many, spreading-ascending. Flower: calyx lobes minute; petals wide, white [+- pink]. Fruit: oblong to elliptic, +- compressed side-to-side; ribs +- equal, thread-like to narrowly winged; oil tubes generally several per rib-interval; fruit axis divided to base. Seed: face flat to concave.
Species In Genus: +- 25 species: Eurasia, North America. Etymology: (Liguria, Italy, home of related Levisticum, lovage) Note: Genus and species poorly defined.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LigusticumPrevious taxon: Heracleum maximum
Next taxon: Ligusticum apiifolium
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Ligusticum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10195, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.