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Tauschia stricklandii
Strickland's tauschia, Strickland's umbrella-wort

Distribution: Occurring on west side of Mount Rainier National Park and nearby Yakima County in WA; also in Multnomah and Lincoln counties in Oregon.

Habitat: Moist meadows, forest openings and edge at middle elevations.

Flowers: July-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Generalist


Glabrous, often acaulescent perennial from a thickened taproot, 5-20 cm. tall.


Basal leaves long-petiolate, trifoliate to 5-7 pinnate, the leaflets elliptic, 1-3 cm. long and 4-10 mm. wide; cauline leaves, if any, few and much reduced.


Inflorescence a compound umbel, the several rays elongating unequally, much longer in fruit than in flower; involucre none, involucel of several slender bractlets 1-2 mm. long; calyx teeth minute; flowers yellow; pedicels short.


Fruit sub-globose, 2-3 mm. long and nearly as wide, with longitudinal ribs and grooves.

Accepted Name:
Tauschia stricklandii (J.M. Coult. & Rose) Mathias & Constance
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 68(2): 121. 1941.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Hesperogenia stricklandii J.M. Coult. & Rose
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Tauschia stricklandii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Tauschia stricklandii checklist entry

OregonFlora: Tauschia stricklandii information

E-Flora BC: Tauschia stricklandii atlas page

CalPhotos: Tauschia stricklandii photos

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