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Kellogg's Yampah
Perideridia kelloggii
About Kellogg's Yampah (Perideridia kelloggii) Nurseries Show All Photos Perideridia kelloggii is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name Kellogg's yampah. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the north and central coasts, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Sierra Nevada foothills. It grows in grassland habitat, sometimes on serpentine soils. It is a perennial herb which may reach 1.5 meters in maximum height, its slender, erect stem growing from a cluster of long, narrow, fibrous roots each up to 15 centimeters long. Leaves near the base of the plant have blades up to 45 centimeters wide which are divided into many leaflets subdivided into narrow, elongated lobes. The flower cluster is a compound umbel of many spherical clusters of small white flowers. These yield ribbed, oblong-shaped fruits each about half a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
5 ft (1.5 m)

Flower Color
White, Cream

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Open grassy places, outcrops


Elevation ?
26' - 7300'

Annual Precip. ?
14.9" - 118.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 3.75"

Coldest Month ?
28.3° F - 51.1° F

Hottest Month ?
50.3° F - 76.4° F

Humidity ?
0.05 vpd - 26.55 vpd

Soil Description

Fast, Medium, Slow

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

Butterflies ?


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

Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

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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