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California Lomatium
Lomatium californicum
About California Lomatium (Lomatium californicum) Nurseries Show All Photos Lomatium californicum is a species of plant related to the carrot and the parsnip which is known by the common names California rock parsnip, celery weed, and California lomatium. It has blue-green leaves which resemble those of celery in both appearance and taste, and broad umbels of yellow flowers. Various parts of the plant have historically had medicinal uses among Native American groups. This plant is native to California and Oregon, where it is found in low elevation mountains and hills.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
4 ft (1.2 m)

Flower Color

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Brushy slopes

Shade, Part Shade

Elevation ?
9' - 8029'

Annual Precip. ?
10.1" - 129.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.21" - 4.57"

Coldest Month ?
37.0° F - 56.0° F

Hottest Month ?
53.9° F - 76.2° F

Humidity ?
0.20 vpd - 24.56 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*

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

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Common Names
California Rock Parsnip, Celery Weed

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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