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Cymopterus aboriginum
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Indian Springparsley
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Cymopterus aboriginum

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About Indian Springparsley (Cymopterus aboriginum) Cymopterus aboriginum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name Indian springparsley. This small, flat, taprooted perennial is native to the US states of California and Nevada, where it grows in the rocky soils of the desert mountains in the Mojave region. It has no stem, instead forming a patch of basal leaves flat on the ground. The leaves are gray-green and highly divided into tiny segments, giving the foliage a wrinkly, lacy look. It is also covered in minute, rough hairs. The plant erects tall peduncles which support the flowers. The peduncles and umbels are brownish and the small flowers within the crinkly inflorescence are white.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1459' - 11067'

Annual Precip. ?
3.7" - 15.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.31" - 3.40"

Coldest Month ?
25.2° F - 54.3° F

Hottest Month ?
47.4° F - 83.6° F

Humidity ?
2.34 vpd - 38.57 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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