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Globose Cymopterus Back to Plant Page
Cymopterus globosus

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About Globose Cymopterus (Cymopterus globosus) Cymopterus globosus is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name globe springparsley. This plant is native to the sandy flats extending between eastern California and Utah in the western United States. It is a low, stemless plant with leaves parallel to or lying flat on the ground. The green-gray parsley-shaped leaves are divided into several leaflets, which are further divided into neatly pointed segments. One or more tall purple or red-brown peduncles hold an inflorescence which is a spherical umbel densely packed with white or pinkish-purple flowers. They may be held in pairs atop the peduncle, and are often heavy enough to bend the peduncle to the ground.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Pink, White, Purple, Red, Brown

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3856' - 7077'

Annual Precip. ?
6.6" - 23.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.89" - 1.48"

Coldest Month ?
29.6° F - 46.6° F

Hottest Month ?
60.4° F - 75.9° F

Humidity ?
1.57 vpd - 27.67 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Globe 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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