Lomatium ambiguum

Swale Desert Parsley

Upright, hairless, with leafy stems. Stems single or clustered, may have round thickened base with few alternating branches. Leaves all basal divided pinnately 2–3 times, linear leaflets to 2 in. long. Flowers in small clusters on stems of uneven length form umbels, are yellow, turning purplish with age. Grows on open slopes, flat lowlands, at mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--16 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes