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

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
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Sep 16, 2019).