Lyall's Angelica - Angelica arguta
(see State Rank Reason below)
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Common throughout at least western and southcentral counties. This is our most common Angelica. Grows in a wide variety of habitats.
Stems erect, 50–150 cm. Herbage anise-scented, glabrate or sparsely pubescent on veins beneath. Leaves bipinnate; leaflets ovate to narrowly elliptic, 3–10 cm long, serrate, sometimes the basal few-lobed. Umbels: rays unequal, 2–8 cm long; involucre and involucel absent. Flowers white; petals 1–2 mm long. Mericarps glabrous, obovate, 4–7 mm long; lateral ribs broadly winged; dorsal ribs narrowly winged (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, AB to CA, UT and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Meadows, wet forests, woodlands, avalanche slopes, especially in aspen groves, along streams; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.
- Stivers, T.S. 1988. Effects of livestock grazing on grizzly bear habitat along the east front of the Rocky Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 80 p.