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Lomatium brandegeei
Brandegee's desert-parsley

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; south-central British Columbia to south-central Washington.

Habitat: Open to wooded slopes from middle elevations to the subalpine.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, butterflies, beetles, wasps


Mostly glabrous, slightly glaucous perennial from a long, stout taproot and branched woody base, 2-6 dm. tall.


Leaves mostly all basal, ternate-pinnately dissected into broadly linear or linear-elliptic segments 1-5 cm. long and 2-6 mm. wide.


Inflorescence a compound umbel, the rays unequal, 1.5-5 cm. long; involucre wanting; involucel of several narrow bractlets; pedicels short, 1-4 mm. long; calyx teeth obsolete, flowers yellow.


Fruit glabrous, narrowly elliptic-oblong, 8-12 mm. long, deflexed; lateral wings from half as wide to nearly as wide as the body.

Accepted Name:
Lomatium brandegeei (J.M. Coult. & Rose) J.F. Macbr.
Publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 56: 35. 1918.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cynomarathrum brandegeei J.M. Coult. & Rose
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lomatium brandegeei in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lomatium brandegeei checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Lomatium brandegeei information.

E-Flora BC: Lomatium brandegeei atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lomatium brandegeei photos.

USDA Plants: Lomatium brandegeei information.

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