Friday, February 12, 2016

Lomatium caruifolium (Alkali Desert Parsley, Caraway-leaved Lomatium)

2/22/03  Selby Road, Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, CA


COMMON NAME: Alkali Desert Parsley, Caraway-leaved Lomatium), Alkali Parnsip

SPECIES: Lomatium caruifolium

FAMILY: Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


LOCATION: Selby Road, Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant 1.5–4.5 dm, glabrous to finely scabrous or hairy; taproot generally slender

Stem ± 0

Leaf: petiole 4–7 cm; blade 5–30 cm wide, triangular-ovate to obovate, 1–3-ternately or ternate-2-pinnately dissected, segments 2–60 mm, linear, pointed

Inflorescence: peduncle 1–4 dm, erect or spreading; bractlets sessile or not, generally = flowers, lanceolate to obovate, entire or toothed, scarious-margined, veined, green to purplish; rays 6–15, 1–12 cm, generally spreading-ascending; pedicels 2–8 mm

Flower: corolla yellow, rarely purplish

Fruit 6–13 mm, oblong to obovate, glabrous; wings thickish, < body in width

Ecology: Adobe of wet depressions, vernal pools, open grasslands

Elevation: 60–600 m.  

Bioregional distribution: North Coast Ranges (Mendocino Co.), Cascade Range Foothills, c&s Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Channel Islands.Varieties poorly defined.

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