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Ligusticum apiifolium
About Lovage (Ligusticum apiifolium) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ligusticum apiifolium is a species of plant in the carrot family known by the common names celery-leafed lovage and celery-leaf licorice-root. It resembles other carrot-like plants, bearing umbels of whitish or brownish flowers. This plant is native to California, Oregon, and Washington, where it is found in coastal areas.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Brown

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade


For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5*, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Meadow and other places

Annual Precipitation: 20.8" - 116.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 3.50", Coldest Month: 35.1" - 51.1", Hottest Month: 53.1" - 73.8", Humidity: 0.19" - 23.70", Elevation: 10" - 7676"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leafed Lovage, Celeryleaf Licorice-root, Celeryleaf Licoriceroot

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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