Angelica lucida

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Angelica lucida
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Angelica
Species: A. lucida
Binomial name
Angelica lucida
  • Caucalis lucida (L.) Lag.
  • Coelopleurum lucidum (L.) Fernald
  • Imperatoria lucida (L.) Spreng.

Angelica lucida is a species of angelica known by the common names seacoast angelica and sea-watch. It is also one of many species in the celery family which are casually called wild celery.[3]

As its common names suggest, this plant is found most often along the coastline. Its distribution includes the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coasts of North America,[4][5][6][7] and the Russian Far East.[8] The species can occur far inland in Arctic climates such as Alaska.[9]

Angelica lucida is considered an endangered species in some of the Northeastern United States.

Angelica lucida is generally similar in appearance to other angelicas, with tall, dense umbels of yellowish-white flowers. [10]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Angelica lucida L.
  2. ^ The Plant List, Angelica lucida L.
  3. ^ Calflora taxon report, University of California, Angelica lucida L., seacoast angelica, wild celery
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 state-level distribution map
  5. ^ Cody, W. J. 1996. Flora of the Yukon Territory i–xvii, 1–669. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.
  6. ^ Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's Flora of Alaska and Adjacent Parts of Canada i–xvi, 1–724. Brigham Young University Press, Provo.
  7. ^ Turner Photographics, Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, Angelica lucida, Sea-Watch includes photos, description, partial distribution map
  8. ^ Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle
  9. ^ Alaskan Wildflowers, Angelica lucida L. includes photos
  10. ^ Gleason, H. A. & A.J. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (ed. 2) i–910. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx.

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