Friday, February 12, 2016

Lomatium utriculatum (Common Lomatium, Spring Gold)

4/15/01 Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Common Lomatium, Spring Gold

SPECIES: Lomatium utriculatum

FAMILY: Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


LOCATION: Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, SW Riverside County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Plant 1–5 dm, glabrous to densely puberulent; taproot generally slender

Stem ± leafy

Leaf: petiole 1.5–10 cm, widely sheathing; blade 5–16 cm, oblong to ovate, pinnately or ternate-pinnately dissected, segments 2–25 mm, generally linear; cauline leaves conspicuously wholly sheathing

Inflorescence: peduncle 0.5–3 dm; bractlets 3–12, 3–6 mm, generally obovate or oblanceolate, ± scarious, veiny, generally entire; rays 5–20, 2–12 cm, spreading to ascending, unequal; pedicels 2–9 mm, webbed

Flower: calyx lobes sometimes evident; corolla yellow; ovary puberulent or glabrous
Fruit 5–15 mm, oblong to obovate, glabrous or nearly so; wings thin, = or > body in width; oil tubes per rib-interval 1–4

Ecology: Open grassy slopes, meadows, woodland

Elevation: 50–1550 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province, Desert Mountains 

Distribution outside California: to British Columbia

Flowering time: Feb–May

Synonyms: L. vaseyi J.M. Coult. & Rose  

No comments:

Post a Comment