Sphenosciadium capitellatum

Rangers Button

Erect. Stem branched, bearing large leaves. Petioles 4–15 in. long, forming sheaths noticeably enlarged around stems. Leaf blade oblong, 4–15 in., divided 3–4 times; leaflets lance-shaped, 1/2–5 in. long, irregularly lobed or toothed. Flower stalks 3–16 in. long, holding round tight clusters of small white or purplish flowers with narrow-tipped petals. Grows in wet soils near lakes, streams, or meadows, at mid-elevations. Toxic to animals, rarely eaten.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--5 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, East-Side Forest, Lake/Pond
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes