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Caraway Leaved Lomatium
Lomatium caruifolium
About Caraway Leaved Lomatium (Lomatium caruifolium) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lomatium caruifolium is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name alkali desertparsley. It is endemic to California, where it grows in wet, grassy areas in the northern foothills and plains, such as vernal pools and other temporary and alkaline puddles. It is a perennial herb growing 15 to 45 centimeters tall from a taproot. It generally lacks a stem, producing erect leaves and flower clusters from ground level. The leaves are up to 30 centimeters long and divided into many highly divided leaflets with narrow, pointed lobes. The flower cluster is topped with an umbel of yellowish to purplish flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.49 - 1.5 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 4 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Adobe clay soils, vernal pools

Annual Precipitation: 7.4" - 60.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.35", Coldest Month: 29.6" - 54.6", Hottest Month: 50.4" - 78.7", Humidity: 0.52" - 28.04", Elevation: 3" - 8996"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Alkali Desertparsley, Alkali Parsnip, Caraway-leaved Lomatium

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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