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Mojave Desertparsley
Lomatium mohavense
  
About Mojave Desertparsley (Lomatium mohavense) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lomatium mohavense is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name Mojave desertparsley. It is native to the southern half California and adjacent sections of Arizona and Baja California, where it is known from several types of mountain and desert habitat, including chaparral, woodland, and scrub. Lomatium mohavense is a hairy gray-green perennial herb growing 10 to 40 centimeters tall from an elongated taproot. There is generally no stem, the erect or spreading leaves and inflorescence emerging from ground level. The leaves may approach 20 centimeters long, their blades intricately divided and subdivided into crowded clusters of tiny segments. The inflorescence is an umbel of yellow to brownish to dark purple flowers. Lomatium mohavense is a hairy gray-green perennial herb growing 10 to 40 centimeters tall from an elongated taproot. There is generally no stem, the erect or spreading leaves and inflorescence emerging from ground level. The leaves may approach 20 centimeters long, their blades intricately divided and subdivided into crowded clusters of tiny segments. The inflorescence is an umbel of yellow to brownish to dark purple flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.5" - 49.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 2.40", Coldest Month: 26.5" - 53.4", Hottest Month: 47.4" - 84.9", Humidity: 1.34" - 36.04", Elevation: 1229" - 10109"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mojave Biscuitroot, Mojave Desert-parsley


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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