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Purple-nerve Cymopterus Back to Plant Page
Cymopterus multinervatus

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About Purple-nerve Cymopterus (Cymopterus multinervatus) Cymopterus multinervatus is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name purplenerve springparsley. It is a perennial herb native to the southwestern United States, including the desert regions. It is stemless, producing leaves and inflorescence at ground level from a taproot. The leaves are erect on petioles of a few centimeters in length, with a fleshy blade dissected into waxy multilobed leaflets. The inflorescence arises on a stout purple or greenish peduncle up to about 14 centimeters tall. At the top is a rounded cluster of purple flowers sheathed in purple-veined bracts.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
5.5 in (14 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, Cream, Purple

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2118' - 6057'

Annual Precip. ?
4.2" - 10.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.84" - 2.67"

Coldest Month ?
43.1° F - 54.0° F

Hottest Month ?
66.7° F - 81.8° F

Humidity ?
5.11 vpd - 33.43 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Purplenerve Springparsley

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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