Perennial herb from a taproot; stems erect, 0.5-2.0 m tall.
Stem leaves compound with three major divisions, divided in turn once or twice again; leaflets hairy along the underside of the veins or glabrous, 4-14 cm long.
Inflorescence terminal, flat-topped, of umbrella-like clusters with 1-4 secondary clusters from the main stem; flowers white or sometimes pinkish.
Numerous, 4-7 mm long, glabrous, dorsal ribs narrowly winged.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present over the Summer
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(2), CWH(3), ESSF(79), ICH(46), IDF(41), MS(44), PP(4), SBPS(5), SBS(16)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Angelica arguta var. breweri (A. Gray) Di Tomaso
Angelica lyallii S. Watson
TAXONOMIC KEY TO ANGELICA
1. Fruits slightly flattened, the subequal wings scarcely winged; plants mainly coastal A. lucida
1. Fruits strongly flattened, the lateral wings broadly winged; plants not essentially coastal.
2. Flowers yellowish; involucres present, leafy A. dawsonii
2. Flowers white, greenish-white or sometimes pinkish; involucres lacking or rarely a few bracts present.
3. Main axis of the leaves bent, leaflets deflexed A. genuflexa
3. Main axis of the leaves straight, leaflets not deflexed A. arguta