Apiaceae
Lomatium dissectum

Fernleaf Lomatium

Large, upright, robust, shiny green. Stems hollow. Leaf petioles on lower stem 1–12 in. with blades 6–12 in. wide, finely divided into very narrow segments to 1/2 in. long, usually coated with fine hairs. Umbel borne on stems above foliage. Flowers chocolate red (rarely yellow), dense in small short-stalked clusters above very narrow bracts. Seeds short, to 3/4 in. long, oval. Grows in wooded or brushy slopes, talus and steep rocky slopes, at low to high elevations. Similar L. suksdorfii is hairless and always has yellow flowers.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1 1/2--5 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes