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Ligusticum scoticum subsp. hultenii L. (Fernald) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
beach lovage (Hulten's licorice-root)

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Species Information

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Stout perennial herb from thick taproot; stems single, 10-80 cm tall, glabrous, reddish-purple at the bases.
Basal and stem leaves thick, firm, mostly twice divided in 3's, the usually 9 leaflets egg-shaped, 2-6 cm long, coarsely toothed; stemleaf stalks with long, often purplish, but not greatly expanded, basal sheaths.
Inflorescence in 5-16 small, compact heads in 1-several compound umbels; flowers white or pinkish; involucral bracts few to several, narrow.
Oblong, 7-8 mm long, glabrous, with narrowly winged ribs.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic upper beaches and coastal bluffs in the lowland zone; infrequent on the Queen Charlotte Islands and adjacent mainland; amphiberingian, N to AK; E Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Haloscias hultenii (Fernald) Holub
Ligusticum hultenii Fernald
Ligusticum scoticum var. hultenii (Fernald) B. Boivin

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