Apiaceae
Lomatium utriculatum

Fine-Leaf Desert Parsley

Upright clump. Stems leafy, hairless or sparsely hairy. Leaves mostly basal, a few on lower stem, petioles widely sheathing to first branch; blade dissected pinnately into very narrow, linear, fern-like leaflets. Inflorescence small, with compact clusters in open umbels. Flowers small, bright yellow, sustained by egg-shaped, overlapping bractlets. Grows in meadows, woodlands, open and often rocky places, from near coastline to mid elevations. One of the longest-blooming flowers, starting as early as January and found as late as July.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Coastal
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes