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Sphenosciadium capitellatum

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Species Name: Sphenosciadium capitellatum
Common Name: Ranger's Buttons

A tall, upright perennial for moist sunny areas. Ranger's Buttons produces clusters of small button-like flowers for which it gets its name. Flowers are usually white, sometimes with a tinge of pink. It is toxic to livestock.

Plant Family: Apiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-5' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 9000'
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: Inner North Coast Range, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, South West, Great Basin
Natural Habitat: Wet meadows, streamsides, lakeshores. Elevation: 2700 - 9000'

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