Apiaceae
Lomatium cous

Cous Lomatium

Low spreading plant with small leaves. Leaves divided 3 times into small oval divisions that are widest near the rounded tips, withering as flowering finishes. Inflorescence consists of separated flower clusters on stalks of various lengths. Yellow to purple flowers are supported by oval, separated bractlets. Grows in rocky places, ridges, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes