Canby's Wild Lovage - Ligusticum canbyi
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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)
BC, MT south to OR, ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The Salish Native Americans of western Montana used the roots to treat sore throats (Hart 1979).
- 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.