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Parry's Biscu
Lomatium parryi
About Parry's Biscu (Lomatium parryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lomatium parryi, commonly known as Parry's biscuitroot and Utah desertparsley, is a perennial herb in the carrot family. It is a common herb in high altitude areas of deserts and common in desert National parks, such as Death Valley mountains, in the western part of the United States. The species epithet parryi honors Charles Christopher Parry (1823-1890), the first official botanist for the U. S. Department of Agriculture and a collector with the Pacific Railway Survey. Lomatium parryi is plant grows from a taproot. The flowering stems are usually stout or and with hollow internodes. The plant grows 20 to 40 centimeters tall. The hairy, basal leaves are divided into many small segments. The yellow flowers are borne in an umbel only one or two centimeters wide. Like most other plants, the flowers are pollinated by insects. The fruits are schizocarp, which are flat and wide with lateral wings. They split into two halves, each one seeded. Uses. Lomatium parryi is a plant that was consumed by early Native Americans.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 confirmed , 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.3" - 16.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.64" - 3.50", Coldest Month: 36.0" - 52.2", Hottest Month: 61.1" - 77.9", Humidity: 3.78" - 30.01", Elevation: 2793" - 8339"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Utah 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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