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

Angelica dawsonii S. Watson
Dawson's angelica

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Jamie Fenneman  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #13955)

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Species Information

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Stout perennial herb from a fleshy enlargement above the taproot; stems erect, 0.3-1.2 m tall.
Basal and stem leaves compound with three major divisions that are in turn divided; leaflets with or without stalks, closely toothed, 2.5-9 cm long.
Inflorescence terminal, of umbrella-like clusters; involucral bracts toothed, leafy; flowers pale-greenish to yellow, drying a distinct yellow.
Numerous, 4-7 mm long, glabrous, with narrowly winged dorsal ribs.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Wet to moist streambanks and meadows in the montane zone; infrequent in extreme SE BC; E to SW AB and S to ID and MT.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Angelica dawsonii

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)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 1295 1874 2226
Slope Gradient (%) 0 33 100
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 31 340
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 3 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: AT(19), ESSF(22), IMA(1), MS(3)


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.

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