Lomatium macrocarpum

Giant-Seed Lomatium

Prostrate, finely haired. Stems very short. Leaves hairy, divided pinnately 3 times, create fine low-growing net of foliage, gray with purple underneath. Inflorescence held on stems beyond foliage. Flowers very small and white, yellow, or purplish, with turned-down bracts under only one side of cluster. Grows in rocky slopes, woodlands, at low elevations. Named for the large seeds, macro meaning "large" and carpum, "fruit."

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Alpine, Subalpine, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge, Siskiyous, Great Basin, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes