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Canby's Wild Lovage - Ligusticum canbyi


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems erect, 50–120 cm, branched. Herbage glabrous. Leaf blades subtripinnate, 6–25 cm long; leaflets lanceolate, 2–7 cm long, pinnately lobed into lanceolate ultimate segments up to 3 times as long as wide. Umbels: rays 15 to 40, 1–5 cm long, scabrous. Mericarps 2–5 mm long; marginal and dorsal wings up to 0.5 mm wide, slightly wavy (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to OR, ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Moist forests, wet meadows, often along streams; montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management
The Salish Native Americans of western Montana used the roots to treat sore throats (Hart 1979).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Hart, J. 1979. The Ethnobotany of the Flathead Indians of Western Montana. Botanical Museum Leaflets, Harvard University 27(10):261-307.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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