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Lomatium triternatum (Nineleaf biscuitroot)
Glase, Terry

Lomatium triternatum

Lomatium triternatum (Pursh) J.M. Coult. & Rose

Nineleaf Biscuitroot, Narrowleaf Desert-parsley

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


USDA Symbol: LOTR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Narrowleaf Desert-parsley is a member of the carrot family (family Apiaceae), which includes mainly aromatic herbs with hollow stems and fern-like leaves. Small flowers in umbels, further grouped into a compound umbel.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lomatium triternatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lomatium triternatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lomatium triternatum


Record Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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