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Coast Angelica
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Angelica hendersonii

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About Coast Angelica (Angelica hendersonii) Angelica hendersonii is a species of angelica known as Henderson's angelica. It is native to the west coast of the United States from Washington to central California, where it grows in the coastal sage scrub and other habitat on the immediate coastline. This is a taprooted perennial herb producing a branching erect stem to heights between about 1 and 2 meters. The basal leaves are made up of oval-shaped leaflets each up to 10 centimeters long, with toothed edges and white woolly undersides. The woolly flower clusters are compound umbels of up to 60 rays holding clusters of fuzzy flowers. The flowers yield fruits which are paired bodies nearly a centimeter long each containing a seed.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
3.3 - 7 ft (1 - 2.1 m)

Flower Color
White, Pink, Green

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Bluffs and slopes


Elevation ?
1' - 2356'

Annual Precip. ?
21.8" - 79.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.26" - 2.22"

Coldest Month ?
43.5° F - 51.1° F

Hottest Month ?
56.9° F - 68.3° F

Humidity ?
0.01 vpd - 13.54 vpd

Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils as long as adequate drainage is provided


Sunset Zones ?
4*, 5*, 15, 16, 17

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Common Names
Henderson's Angelica

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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