Lomatium martindalei

Martindale's Desert Parsley

Prostrate from thick protruding root 4–14 in. wide. Leaves primarily basal, shiny green to blue-green, pinnately divided. Leaflets crowded, oblong, toothed, round-tipped; few along stem similar. Umbels of small flowers, white, cream, or purplish, occur in stalked bundles. Grows in dry meadows, conifer forests, coastal bluffs, alpine rocky outcrops.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--14 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, Shrub-Steppe, Alpine, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes