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Ligusticum canbyi - J.M. Coult. & Rose

Common Name Osha
Family Apiaceae
USDA hardiness 3-6
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Moist streambanks, slopes and meadows in the montane grasslands and shrublands zone.
Range Western North America.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Ligusticum canbyi Osha


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Ligusticum canbyi Osha
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ligusticum canbyi is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root  Shoots  Stem
Edible Uses:

Leaves shoots and stems. A pleasant taste. The young leaves, shoots and stems can all be eaten. They have a strong celery flavour [1-2]. The root is chewed rathen than eaten. Can be used as a culinary herb [1-2].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Invertebrates shelter: beneficial for insects and other arthropods. Nectary: provides nectar or pollen for beneficial insects [1-2].

Special Uses

Food Forest

Cultivation details

A stout perennial herb from a thick taproot. The taproot is thick and fibrous. Prefers full shade and semi shade. Moist or wet soil. It grows in moist and wet stream banks. It grows at moderate and high elevations in Canada. Elevation (metres) 560 to 2300. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a clumper with limited spread [1-2]. The root pattern is a tap root similar to a carrot going directly down [1-2].

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Propagation

Seed, Division.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Canby's licorice-root, Canby's Wild Lovage

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Canada, USA.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Ligusticum wallichiiChuan XiongPerennial1.0 -  LMHNM03 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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