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Angelica lucida

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About Seacoast Angelica (Angelica lucida) Angelica lucida is a species of angelica known by the common names seacoast angelica and sea-watch. It is also one of many species in the celery family which are casually called wild celery. This plant is generally similar in appearance to other angelicas, with tall, dense umbels of yellowish-white flowers. As its common names suggest, this plant is found most often along the coastline. Its distribution includes the east and west coasts of North America, plus parts of east Asia. It is considered an endangered species in some eastern United States.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
5 ft (1.5 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Yellow, White

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer, Fall

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Beaches and bluffs

Shade, Part Shade

Elevation ?
3' - 314'

Annual Precip. ?
41.2" - 66.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.71" - 2.02"

Coldest Month ?
45.8° F - 47.8° F

Hottest Month ?
56.6° F - 61.5° F

Humidity ?
0.26 vpd - 7.88 vpd

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

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names

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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