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

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