Friday, February 12, 2016

(Lomatium mohavense) Mojave Desert Parsley

 3/22/03 Wash/open area between visitor center and campground. 
Red Rock Canyon Desert State Park, Kern County, CA

3/22/03 Red Rock Canyon

3/24/01 Desert View Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park,
Kern County, CA


COMMON NAME: Mojave Desert Parsley

SPECIES: Lomatium mohavense)

FAMILY: Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


LOCATION: Desert View Nature Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant 1–4 dm, densely grayish short-hairy; taproot long, often thickened

Stem ± 0; base fibrous

Leaf: petiole 2–12 cm, > blade; blade 2–10 cm, oblong to ovate, 3–4-pinnately dissected, segments 2–5 mm, linear-oblong to obovate, ± crowded

Inflorescence finely hairy; peduncle 8–22 cm; bractlets 8–12, 2–4 mm, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, free or fused basally, scarious-margined, often obscured by hairs; rays 8–18, 1–5 cm, spreading-ascending, unequal; pedicels 1–10 mm

Flower: petals yellow or purple, glabrous

Fruit 4.5–11 mm, ovate to round, ± glabrous to densely short-hairy; wings = to > body in width; oil tubes per rib-interval 1–4

Ecology: Desert flats, slopes, summits, scrub, or woodland

Elevation: 1000–2000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: South Coast Ranges, Western Transverse Ranges, Desert 

Distribution outside California: Baja California

Flowering time: Apr–May

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