Notes:

Canby's Lovage, Ligusticum canbyi

Family: Apiaceae - PARSLEY FAMILY, CARROT FAMILY
Genus: Ligusticum for name by Dioscorides of plant from Liguria in Italy
Species: canbyi after William Canby (1831 - 1904), botanist
aka Canby's Licorice-root, Canby's Wild Lovage. The two species of lovage in the Park are distinguished mainly by their umbels. The Canby's is densely flowered with 15 - 30 rays . Each ray then branches further to form an 'umbelet' of flowers. The stem height ranges from 16" - 4' (50 - 120 cm). Less common than Gray's Lovage. Usually found along streams, moist areas, meadows between 4,000' to 6,500' elevation.
Trail Notes:
Trail/Hike: WLT/Sunrise Rim Date: August 25, 2007
Location: approx. 0.30 mi. east of Shadow Lake
Elevation: approx. 6,200'
Trail Proximity: on trail

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