E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Ligusticum scoticum L.
Scotch Lovage (beach lovage; Scottish licorice-root)
Apiaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Ligusticum scoticum ssp. hultenii

Species Information

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General:
Stout perennial herb from thick taproot; stems single, 10-80 cm tall, glabrous, reddish-purple at the bases.
Leaves:
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.
Flowers:
Inflorescence in 5-16 small, compact heads in 1-several compound umbels; flowers white or pinkish; involucral bracts few to several, narrow.
Fruits:
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

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Ligusticum scoticum

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 0 4 30
Slope Gradient (%) 0 3 40
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
359 359 359
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 5 7
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
D
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
12
Modal BEC Zone Class
CWH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CWH(12)

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