[Lovages: The Genus Ligusticum in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Celeryleaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage

Ligusticum apiifolium

Synonym: Cynapium apiifolium

Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage: Ligusticum apiifolium

A mass of parsley-leaf lovage as photographed along the Angels Rest Trail in the western Columbia River Gorge........July 5, 2009.

Involucel of Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage: Ligusticum apiifolium

A close-up of one small umbellet of parsley-leaf lovage as photographed along the Angels Rest Trail in the western Columbia River Gorge..........July 5, 2009. There are no bracts below each umbellet.

Leaflet of Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage: Ligusticum apiifolium - Leaf of Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage: Ligusticum apiifolium

The photo above left shows a close-up of a leaflet of parsley-leaf lovage, while the photo above right shows a close-up of a leaf of parsley-leaf lovage. Photographed along the Angels Rest Trail in the western Columbia River Gorge........July 5, 2009.

Celeryleaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage: Ligusticum apiifolium (Synonym: Cynapium apiifolium) - Leaf of Celeryleaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Licorice-root, Celery-leaf Wild Lovage, Celery-leaved Lovage, Parsley-leaf Lovage, Parsley-leaved Lovage: Ligusticum apiifolium (Synonym: Cynapium apiifolium)

Parsley-leaf lovage as seen along the Cape Horn Trail about one-half mile uphill to the west from the Skamania County Transit Park & Ride lot near milepost 26 on Washington Highway 14 at Salmon Falls Road............July 3, 2016.

Paul Slichter