Taxon  Report   7736    
Sphenosciadium capitellatum  A. Gray  
(no longer an active name; please see Angelica capitellata)
Grayswamp whiteheads,  Ranger's button, Swamp whiteheads, Woollyhead parsnip
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
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Sphenosciadium

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Angelica capitellata

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Selinum eryngiifolium
ICPN: Selinum validum
NOTE: Sphenosciadium capitellatum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Sphenosciadium capitellatum

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Sep 21, 2020).