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Woolly Angelica

Angelica tomentosa S. Wats.

Comprehensive Description

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Angelica tomentosa S. Wats. Proc. Am. Acad. 11: 141. 1876
Angelica californica Jepson, Erythea 1: 8. 1893.
Angelica tomentosa var. californica Jepson, Fl. W. Middle Calif. 356. 1901.
Angelica tomentosa var. elata Jepson, Fl. W. Middle Calif. 356. 1901.
Stout, 6-18 dm. high, the foliage glaucous beneath and villous with occasional forked hairs, the inflorescence villous; leaves deltoid in general outline, excluding the petioles 15-45 cm. long, ternate-pinnately divided, the leaflets acute to obtuse, sessile or petiolulate, oval to oblong or lanceolate, 3-15 cm. long, 1-8 cm. broad, mucronulate-serrate; petioles stout, 2-3 dm. long, sheathing at the base; cauline leaves similar, reduced above with dilated and often bladeless sheaths, the uppermost petioles wholly sheathing; peduncles stout, 15-45 cm. long; involucre wanting; involucel of several linear or filiform, villous bractlets, 2-5 mm. long; rays numerous, 25-40, spreading-ascending, unequal, 3-12 cm. long; pedicels 2-12 mm. long, spreading-ascending; flowers white, the petals obovate, villous on the back; ovaries densely villous; stylopodium low-conic; fruit oblong-oval, 8-10 mm. long, 6-7 mm. broad, villous toglabrate, the dorsal ribs narrowly winged, the lateral broader than the dorsal and about equaling the body; oil-tubes solitary in the intervals, 4 on the commissure; seed-face concave.
Type locality: Crystal Springs, San Mateo County, California, Bolander.
Distribution: Coast Ranges, southern Oregon to southern California (Baker 3354, Elmer 499S,
bibliographic citation
Albert Charles Smith, Mildred Esther Mathias, Lincoln Constance, Harold William Rickett. 1944-1945. UMBELLALES and CORNALES. North American flora. vol 28B. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Angelica tomentosa

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Angelica tomentosa is a species of angelica known as woolly angelica. It is native to the coastal mountain ranges of California and southern Oregon, where it grows in wooded areas. This is a taprooted perennial herb producing an erect, hollow stem to heights generally between 1 and 2 meters. The leaves may be nearly a meter long but are actually made up of many leaflike leaflets, each up to 12 centimeters long and lance-shaped to oval and sometimes toothed. The inflorescence is a compound umbel of up to 60 long rays each bearing clusters of whitish or yellowish flowers.

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