Ligusticum scoticum Linn. Umbelliferae. Scotch Lovage.
Subarctic seashores; from Rhode Island, northward, says Gray. This plant is frequent in the outer Hebrides where it is called shunts and is sometimes eaten raw as a salad, or boiled as greens, or the root is chewed as a substitute for tobacco when tobacco is scarce. It is sometimes used as a potherb in Britain. In northwest America, the green stem is peeled and eaten by the Indians. The root is acrid but aromatic.