Calflora
Taxon  Report   7736    
Sphenosciadium capitellatum  A. Gray
Grayswamp whiteheads,  Ranger's button, Swamp whiteheads, Woollyhead parsnip
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© James Gonsman
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Sphenosciadium capitellatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Angelica capitellata

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Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sphenosciadium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Angelica capitellata

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Selinum eryngiifolium
ICPN: Selinum validum
More information about  Sphenosciadium capitellatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPCA5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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