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Ligusticum canadense

American Lovage, Nondo, Angelico

Scientific Name:

Ligusticum canadense

Genus:

Ligusticum

Species Epithet:

canadense

Common Name:

American Lovage, Nondo, Angelico

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist to dryish, nutrient-rich forests and woodlands (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare in the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

Notes:

Puts down a good-sized taproot.

Plant

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Open Airy Plant

Good for the back of a border

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Young Stem

Will turn green with age

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New Buds

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Umbel

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Bloom close up

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May

Seed Pods

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August

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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