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Woolly Fruited Lomatium Back to Plant Page
Lomatium dasycarpum

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About Woolly Fruited Lomatium (Lomatium dasycarpum) Lomatium dasycarpum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name woollyfruit desertparsley. It is native to California and Baja California, where it widespread throughout many of the mountain ranges and valleys. This is a lightly hairy perennial herb up to about half a meter tall. The upright leaves emerge from the base of the plant, growing up to 24 centimeters long with blades divided into many small, narrow segments. The flower cluster is an umbel of hairy greenish or purplish flowers which yield woolly, flattened, disclike fruits up to 2 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Green, Purple

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry ridges


Elevation ?
7' - 6775'

Annual Precip. ?
3.3" - 81.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.96"

Coldest Month ?
32.2° F - 60.3° F

Hottest Month ?
53.6° F - 88.0° F

Humidity ?
0.20 vpd - 38.85 vpd


Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Common Names
Woollyfruit Desertparsley

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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