Apiaceae
Lomatium piperi

Salt And Pepper

Prostrate, tiny. Leaf blades deep green, twice pinnately dissected into linear leaflets to 1 in. long. Clusters of white flowers with purple anthers form umbels on unequal stalks. Grows in rocky slopes with sagebrush, pine woodlands, arid areas, at low to mid-elevations. Called salt and pepper in reference to the white flowers and dark purple anthers. See L. gormanii, a similar species also known as salt and pepper.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--4 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes