Lomatium dissectum

  • Lomatium dissectum  fernleaf biscuitroot
  • Lomatium dissectum  fernleaf biscuitroot
fernleaf biscuitroot

This carrot relative features clusters of small burgundy or yellow flowers held in round clusters in open umbels. Tall, slender stalks up to 4 ft high support the blossoms above broad, finely dissected leaves. Pollinators love the flowers and the anise and indra swallowtail butterflies depend on the leaves as a food source for the developing caterpillars. Grows throughout much of California in hot, inland areas. Plant in full sun to light shade and provide little to no water once established. Needs excellent drainage. A rarity in nurseries.

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