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Plant type

Perennial herb

Size

3 - 7 ft Tall

Form

Upright

Growth rate

Fast

Color

White

Flowering season

Spring

Angelica arguta is a species of angelica known as Lyall's angelica. It is native to western North America, where it grows in coniferous forests from British Columbia to Utah. This is a taprooted perennial herb growing an erect, hollow stem to heights between one and two meters. It produces large, somewhat triangular leaves made up of many toothed, pointed leaflets each up to 9 centimeters long. The top of the stout stem is occupied by an flower cluster in a compound umbel arrangement, with the webbed rays of the umbel up to 10 centimeters long each. The flowers are generally yellowish.

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Ease of care

Moderate

Soil description

Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils..

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

2 confirmed and 2 likely

Confirmed Likely

Agonopterix rosaciliella

White Spot Pug

Eupithecia tripunctaria

Anise Swallowtail

Papilio zelicaon

American Idia

Idia americalis

Plant communities

Mixed Evergreen Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Wetland-Riparian,