Lomatium dasycarpum (Torr. & A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose
Woollyfruit Desertparsley, Woolly-fruit Desert-parsley
Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
USDA Symbol: LODA
Each plant has up to 10 short, flattened stems that grow for several inches along the ground before turning upward and rising 4-16 in. The main leaves are divided 4 times into small, delicate leaflets. Pom-poms of tiny, greenish-yellow flowers cluster at the top of the stems. The flowers appear white because of the abundant fuzzy, white hairs covering the blossoms as well as the flowering stems.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Native Distribution: Coastal CA
Native Habitat: Dry ridges & slopes below 5000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: After a cold, dry winter, the plant is less vigorous and the flowering is reduced. During the summer dry season, the entire top of the plant dies back to the root crown.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Easiest to propagate from seeds. Seedling usually flower the second spring.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lomatium dasycarpum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lomatium dasycarpum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff