WILDFLOWERS OF NEW MEXICO

 
 

Look for the single, branching stem, 18–40-inches tall, in moist soils and wet places. The plant has large, pinnately compound leaves with sheaths and showy spherical clusters of small white flowers.


FLOWERS: June–August. Like an open umbrella, the flowering stem (peduncle) is 1 3/8–5 1/2-inches (3.5–14 cm) long and topped with 7–14 spreading rays, each to 3 3/8-inches long. Each ray is tipped with a spherical cluster of small, white flowers. In this species the bractlets on the stem beneath each flower cluster are absent (or narrow, 1 mm wide).


LEAVES: Alternate, from swollen sheaths along the stem. Blades pinnately compound with oval to lance-shaped leaflets along midrib, margins serrate; lower leaflets often divided again into 2–3 parts.


HABITAT: Moist soils of riparian woodlands, moist meadows, along springs and streams; from montane oak-maple forests to Douglas-fir and spruce-fir forests.


ELEVATION: 8,000–12,000 feet.


RANGE: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY; Canada.


SIMILAR SPECIES: Gray’s Angelica, A. grayi, in much the same range, has purplish-brown flowers and leaf-like bractlets 1/4–3/4-inch wide (5–18 mm) on the stem (peduncle) beneath each flower cluster.


NM COUNTIES: Northern NM in high-elevation, moist habitats.

SMALL-LEAF  ANGELICA

ANGELICA PINNATA

Parsley Family, Apiaceae

Perennial herb

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Lower leaves bipinnate, with leaflets along midrib divided into parts.

(Photo  Jerry Friedman, Creative Commons)

Upper leaves pinnate, with undivided leaflets along midrib.

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