Ligusticum canadense/Canadian Licorice-root

Ligusticum canadense / Ligusticum canadense
Foliage of the Canadian Licorice-root
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Foliage of the Canadian Licorice-root

Plant growing in a woodland garden in humus-rich soil

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Scientific Name: Ligusticum canadense
Common Name: Canadian Licorice-root
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This native perennial is a member of the carrot family and is associated with rocky woods, ravines, along creeks, slopes and bluffs. The foliage has a licorice smell when crushed. It produces large, branched umbel shaped flower heads.