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Lomatium canbyi
chucklusa, Canby's desert-parsley
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Along Columbia River in NE Washington, common from Kittitas County south into Oregon

Habitat: Scablands and sagebrush steppe in rather deep soil

Flowers: March - April

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Glabrous, nearly scapose perennial from a globose-thickened taproot, the scapes up to 2 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves all basal, pinnately dissected into numerous, crowded, rounded ultimate segments not over 5 cm. long. Taproot globose-thickened up to 3.5 cm, surmounted by an elongate, cylindrical, slender upper portion.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a compound umbel, the rays unequal, 2.5-7 cm. long; scapes 1-several, ascending; involucre wanting; involucel bractlets narrow and inconspicuous, 1-3 mm. long; pedicels becoming elongate, 4-15 mm. long in fruit; calyx teeth obsolete; petals white, with usually dark purple, but occasionally yellow, stamens.

Fruits:

Fruit glabrous, broadly elliptic, 6-10 mm. long, the thin wings about half as wide as the body.

Accepted Name:
Lomatium canbyi (J.M. Coult. & Rose) J.M. Coult. & Rose

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cogswellia canbyi (Coult. & Rose) M.E. Jones
Peucedanum canbyi J.M. Coult. & Rose
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Lomatium canbyi checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lomatium canbyi atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lomatium canbyi photos.

USDA Plants: Lomatium canbyi information.

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