Ferula macrocarpa Hook. & Arn.

Scientific Name: Ferula macrocarpa Hook. & Arn.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Rosidae / Apiales / Apiaceae / Umbelliferae / Lomatium Raf./ Ferula macrocarpa Hook. & Arn.

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General Information
Usda SymbolFEMA
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsForb/herb
Native LocationsFEMA

Plant Guide

Use a soil moisture meter to monitor the soil moisture where Ferula macrocarpa Hook. & Arn. is planted.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-28
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days, Minimum105
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseLow
pH, Maximum8.5
pH, Minimum6.0
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim4800
Planting Density per Acre, Minim1700
Precipitation, Maximum16
Precipitation, Minimum8
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)10
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Resprout AbilityNo
Shape and OrientationProstrate
Active Growth PeriodSpring
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorWhite
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGray-Green
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)0.5
Growth RateModerate
Growth FormSingle Crown
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Foliage TextureFine


Vegetative Spread RateSlow
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorMedium
Seed Spread RateSlow
Fruit/Seed Period EndSpring
Seed per Pound100000
Propagated by TubersYes
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Fruit/Seed AbundanceMedium
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Bloom PeriodEarly Spring
Propagated by CuttingsNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Protein PotentialLow
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanYes
Palatable Graze AnimalLow
Palatable Browse AnimalLow
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo
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