Cymopterus lemmonii, (Pseudocymopterus montanus), Alpine False Springparsley
Scientific Name: Cymopterus lemmonii, (Pseudocymopterus montanus)
Common Name: Alpine False Springparsley
Also Called: Anise and False Springparsley Mountain Parsley, Wild Parsley
Family: Apiaceae [Umbelliferae] Parsley or Carrot Family
Synonyms: (Pseudocymopterus montanus, Pseudocymopterus tidestromii, Thaspium montanum)
Size: Up to 2 feet or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb;
Leaves: Green, according to Arizona Flora, Alpine False Springparsley is exceedingly variable in vegetative characteristics such as leaf division shape and size and height and growth.
Flower Color: Bright yellow flower in the form of a typical umbel, round and flat topped on the tip of a long flowering scape, color varies from yellow to orange-purple to purple.
Flowering Season: May to October.
Elevation: 5,500 to 12,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Common in pine woods and grasslands at higher elevations in Arizona.
Recorded Range: In the United States, Alpine False Springparsley is found in the central west and southwestern states; AZ, CO, NM, NV, TX, UT and WY.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Cymopterus lemmonii as Pseudocymopterus montanus.
U.S. Weed Information: No data available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No data available
Wetland Indicator: No data available
Threatened/Endangered Information: No data available.
Comments: Members of the genus Cymopterus are collectively referred to as Springparsley.
Alpine False Springparsley is listed (=Pseudocymopterus montanus) as having ethno-botanical uses at Native American Ethnobotany, University of Michigan, Dearborn.