Apiaceae
Lomatium triternatum

Nine-Leaf Lomatium

Upright. Stems prominent, hairless. Stems and leaves green to gray. Basal leaves with petioles 3–8 in. long, pinnately dissected 1–3 times, forming long, linear to lance-shaped, toothless leaflets covered with fine hairs. Flower stems long, mostly leafless, 1–4 in. stalks unequal, spreading to erect, topped with thread-like bractlets sustaining compact bundles of yellow flowers in loose flat umbels. Grows on open or sagebrush slopes, ridges, pine woodlands in vernal-wet spots, often in serpentine areas.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--30 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Vernal Wet, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes