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King's Angelica (Angelica kingii)
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King's Angelica (Angelica kingii)

General: King's Angelica (Angelica kingii) is an upright perennial forb with large, compound leaves that have serrate edges. The inflorescence is a compound umbel, forming a big ball of flowers. Small, oblong fruits sometimes remain on the old flower stalks.

King's Angelica is a fairly common component of mountain communities with damp or wet soils. Around Las Vegas, look for this species in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland), Transition (Yellow Pine Forest), and Canadian (Pine-Fir Forest) life zones up on Mt. Charleston and in the other mountains around Las Vegas.

A related species, Charleston Mountain Angelica is rare and only grows in Kyle Canyon on Mt. Charleston and in Lost Creek Canyon at Red Rock Canyon NCA.

King's Angelica (Angelica kingii)
Inflorescence: compound umbel

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)

Other Names:

Plant Form: Upright, herbaceous plant with large leaves.

Height: To about 6 feet.

Stems: Erect, hollow.

Leaves: Compound (odd-1-pinnate), to about 15 inches; oblong; leaflets entire, notched towards the end.

King's Angelica (Angelica kingii)

Flowers: Blooms in the spring. Inflorescence: compound umbels, Flowers white (sometimes pink, red, purple).

Seeds: Fruit: oblong; short (4-5 mm long)

Habitat: Damp and wet soils in the mountains.

Elevation: About 6,000 to 10,000 feet.

Distribution: California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho


Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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