Taxon  Report   4796    
Ligusticum grayi  J. M. Coult. & Rose
Gray's licorice root,  Gray's lovage, Gray's wild lovage
Ligusticum grayi
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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Ligusticum grayi
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Ligusticum grayi
© 2006 Steve Matson
Ligusticum grayi, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ligusticum grayi
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Ligusticum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ligusticum cusickii
More information about  Ligusticum grayi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).