Lomatium dissectum (Fernleaf biscuitroot)

Native drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Yellow inconspicuous flowers bloom May and June, starting in a tight circle and spreading into a golden wheel shape over six inches in diameter. Occurs in semi-desert foothills, shrublands, woodlands and openings. Highly desirable for sage grouse habitat: hens eat the foliage and chicks eat both the foliage and the insects associated with the plant.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Apiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single stem

Mature Height: 15 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow to purple

Bloom Period: Early summer

Annual Precipitation: 14-30 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 45,000

Seeding Rate: 5-10 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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