Calflora
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPCA5)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 16, 2019).