Taxon: Ligusticum scoticum L.

Genus: Ligusticum
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
Subfamily: Apioideae
Nomen number: 402618
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:250. 1753 "scothicum"
Link to protologue:
Comment: Linnaeus corrected his original spelling in Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:958. 1759
Name Verified on: 25-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Apr-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide M. G. Pimenov, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Korea
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Kamchatka, Magadan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Iceland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
    • Subarctic America: Greenland ; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia

  • Cultivated


  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Hultén, O. E. G. Flora of Alaska and neighboring territories. (F AlaskaHult)
  • Huxley, A., ed. as L. scoticum (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  • Pimenov, M. G. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

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