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Lomatium macrocarpum

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Species Name: Lomatium macrocarpum
Common Name: Bigseed Biscuitroot, Desert Parsley

Feathery grey-green foliage emerges from tuber or long taproot below the soil. Leaf shape is reminiscent of parsley. Large clusters of flowers can range from white to yellow to purplish in color.

Plant Family: Apiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6in.-1'H
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Purplish-yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: North Coast, Klamath Range, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi, San Francisco Bay, South Coast
Natural Habitat: Rocky (often serpentine) slopes in chaparral or woodland. Elevation: 450-9000'



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