West Highland Flora

Scots Lovage


Ligusticum scoticum

 

Ligusticum scoticum

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, East Lothian
Overall width of plant 30 cm

Not uncommon on sea cliffs and among sea-shore rocks.

Leaves 5-10 cm.  Flower umbels 4-6 cm across.  Fruit 4 mm long.  No flower pictures yet.

ID: Leaves divided into 3 leaflets which are again divided into 3 segments.  Each segment is well-toothed in the upper half, but has untoothed sides in the lower half tapering in a V shape to the base.

Other features: Flowers white and similar to other members of the family.  Both upper and lower bracts present, narrow (can be seen in fruit picture, bottom right).  Fruit strongly ribbed.

 

Ligusticum scoticum

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, East Lothian
Terminal leaflet 3.6 cm long

  Ligusticum scoticum

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Sep 2003 North Berwick, East Lothian
Total width 3 cm


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