Apiaceae
Ligusticum apiifolium

Celery-Leaf Lovage

Erect, lightly coated with short stiff hairs. Stem branched, leafy. Basal leaves include 4–12 in. petiole, blade oblong to round to 10 in. across, pinnately separated into widely triangular segments, each then divided 2 times; leaflets oval, lobed. Stem leaves same, smaller. Inflorescence stalks 4–14 in., topped by 12–23 clusters of white flowers in rounded umbel. Grows in meadows, shady woods, below 5000 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--5 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, West Gorge, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes