|Author:||(L.)Fernald.||Botanical references:||43, 60|
|Synonyms:||Coelopleurum maritimum, Coelopleurum longipes, Coelopleurum actaeifolium ((Michx.)Coult.&Rose.), Angelica lucida (L.)|
|Known Hazards:||None known|
|Range:||E. Asia – Siberia. Northern N. America – Alaska to northern California.|
|Habitat:||Beaches and bluffs by the coast and occasionally inland in western N. America
|Edibility Rating (1-5):||2||Medicinal Rating (1-5):||1|
|Other Possible Synonyms:||From various places across the web, may not be correct. See below.|
|Other Common Names:||From various places around the Web, may not be correct. See below.|
|Epithets:||From a Dictionary of Botanical Epithets|
|lucidum = shining, clear;|
|Systematics:||From a UDSA Plants Database|
|Order: Apiales. Renamed to Apiaceae — Carrot family|
|Other Range Info:||From the Ethnobotany Database|
Perennial growing to 1.2m. . The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile. We rate it 2/5 for edibility and 1/5 for medicinal use.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
Habitats and Possible Locations
Condiment; Leaves; Stem.
Young stems and leafstalks – cooked
We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country and could be resistant to maritime exposure. It is quite probable that this species is better included in the genus Angelica, as A. lucida
Seed – best sown in a cold frame or in situ as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability