Apiaceae
Lomatium gormanii

Gorman's Lomatium

Stems erect to spreading. Leaves sheath stem, divided into lobed linear to oblong segments, hairless or with few hairs. Umbels are beyond leaves, with 4–10 unequal stalks, each bearing rounded clusters of white or lavender flowers containing dark purple anthers. Grows in steppe and on mountain ridges at mid-elevations. Among the first to bloom in spring. See similar L. piperi, also with purple anthers and also called salt and pepper.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--10 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Great Basin
  • Native: Yes