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Angelica capitellata

Previously known as:

  • Sphenosciadium capitellatum
  • Sphenosciadium capitellatum var. scabrum
Phonetic Spelling
an-JEL-ih-kuh kap-ih-tel-AY-ta
Description

Ranger's Buttons is a perennial plant in the carrot family with hairy erect stems.  It has button-like white flowers form 4" wide umbles in the late summer.  Plant in the full sun to partial shade in average moist soils.  Its nectar attracts bees and butterflies so this plant would make an excellent addition to a pollinator garden if you can find it, it is not widely sold in the industry. However, it is native to the west so it may have problems with our heat and humidity in NC.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#white flowers#wildlife plant#wet sites#wet soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#nectar plant late summer#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#white flowers#wildlife plant#wet sites#wet soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#nectar plant late summer#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Angelica
    Species:
    capitellata
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Western U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees and butterflies nectar at this plant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    White wooly flowers sometimes with purple tips form rounded umbles in July-Aug.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Ternate (3 leaves) or pinnate sparsely toothed or irregularly lobed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses