Taxon  Report   7736 
Sphenosciadium capitellatum  A. Gray
Grayswamp whiteheads,  Ranger's button, Swamp whiteheads, Woollyhead parsnip
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© 2015 Jean Pawek
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© James Gonsman
Sphenosciadium capitellatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Angelica capitellata

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Sphenosciadium capitellatum
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sphenosciadium
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
ICPN accepted name: Angelica capitellata
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Selinum eryngiifolium
ICPN: Selinum validum
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 19, 2018).

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