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Narrowleaf Desert-parsley Lomatium triternatum

 

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Narrowleaf Desert-parsley
credit: J.W.Stockert, NPS

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Alternate name: Nine-leaf Desert-parsley

Family: Apiaceae, Carrot view all from this family



Description Native perennial. Habit: grass-like. Height: 6 inches to 3 ft. Flower: small yellow umbels, 3" across, on a ray up to 10 centimeters long. Leaves: emerge from the lower part of the stem. Each is generally divided into three leaflets which are each subdivided into three linear leaflike segments. Tap root.


Flower April - July.


Habitat Higher elevations.


Range mountains of the Western U.S. and north into Canada.


Discussion Also known as: nineleaf biscuitroot.


 

 

 

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