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Oriental Desert-parsley - Lomatium orientale

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 4


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General Description
Plants subacaulescent to caulescent from a slender taproot. Herbage puberulent. Leaf blades lanceolate in outline, bi- to tripinnate, 3–8 cm long; ultimate segments crowded linear, 2–5 mm long. Umbel: peduncles 5–20 cm long; rays becoming unequal, 5–30 mm long; involucel bracts linear, 2–4 mm long, scarious-margined. Flowers white. Mericarps glabrous, elliptic to obovate, 6–9 mm long; marginal wings 0.5–1 mm wide; oil tubes 1 to 4 per interval (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT, MB, MN south to AZ, NM, TX, KS and IA (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, ponderosa pine woodlands; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Jorgensen, H.E. 1970. Ecological aspects of the life history of Agropyron smithii Rydb. in Central Montana, with related effects of selective herbicide treatments of rangeland. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 118 p.
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