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Pteryxia terebinthina

Pteryxia terebinthina (Hook.) J.M. Coult. & Rose

Turpentine Wavewing, Smoothshore Springparsley , Terebinth Springparsley

Apiaceae (Carrot family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Dry, open, rocky or sandy places, sagebrush scabland.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 3123 - A multivariate analysis of Pteryxia terebinthina (Apiaceae)1 (2008) Feng-jie Sun, Geoffrey Levin, Stephen R. Downie

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-17
Research By: CBR

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