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SCOTS LOVAGE Ligusticum scoticum (Apiaceae) Height to 80cm. Robust and hairless perennial; often forms sizeable clumps. Stems are ribbed and purplish and hollow towards the base. Found on cliffs, and stabilised grassland that fringes rocky and shingle shores. FLOWERS are white and borne in flat-topped umbels, 4-6cm across, on long, reddish stalks (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are oval and flattened, with 4 wings. LEAVES are bright green, shiny and 2 times trifoliate with oval leaflets and inflated, sheathing stalks. STATUS-Locally common on Scottish and N Irish coasts.
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