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Owens Peak Lomatium
Lomatium shevockii
About Owens Peak Lomatium (Lomatium shevockii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lomatium shevockii is a rare species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name Owens Peak desertparsley, or Owens Peak lomatium. It is endemic to Kern County, California, where it is known from only two occurrences at Owens Peak, one of the highest points of the Sierra Nevada. It is a plant of the talus and wooded slopes of the high mountains. This species was discovered in 1984 and first described to science in 1988. This is a perennial herb growing no more than about 12 centimeters tall from a thin taproot. There is generally no stem, the leaves and inflorescence emerging at ground level. The waxy gray-green leaf blades are made up of several very small, sharp-toothed, fleshy segments. The inflorescence is a small umbel of tiny purple flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4.7 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.2" - 14.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.77" - 0.87", Coldest Month: 38.8" - 43.0", Hottest Month: 59.7" - 67.0", Humidity: 4.54" - 21.15", Elevation: 5850" - 8286"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Owens Peak 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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