Taxon: Levisticum officinale W. D. J. Koch

Genus: Levisticum
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
  Subfamily: Apioideae
Nomen number: 22014
Place of publication: Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 12:101, fig. 41. 1824 (Gen. pl. Umbell.)
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Feb-2013
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Crops US; Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere


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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image