Lomatium californicum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Mathias & Constance — Overview

California Lomatium learn more about names for this taxon

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Lomatium californicum occurs in the far western USA in diverse parts of California as well as in southern Oregon at elevations of 150 to 1800 meters. Characteristic habitats where this herb is found include woodland and brush dominated slopes.

This plant, with common name California lomatium, reaches a height of 30 to 120 centimeters and is anchored with a smooth stout taproot. The stem base is fibrous and leaves are attached with petioles of five to 25 centimeters in length; triangular-ovate leaf blades are ten to thirty centimters wide. The two to five cm leaflets are arranged as 1–2-ternate-pinnate.


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