Lomatium nevadense, Nevada Biscuitroot
Scientific Name: Lomatium nevadense
Common Name: Nevada Biscuitroot
Also Called: Nevada Desert-parsley, Parish's Biscuitroot, Wild Parsley
Family: Apiaceae [Umbelliferae] Parsley or Carrot Family
Synonyms: (Peucedanum nevadense)
Size: Up to 16 inches or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; slender tap-root, short stem.
Leaves: Greenish-gray, fine hairs, petioles up to 2 inches long, oblong to ovate, 2 to 3 pinnately dissected.
Flower Color: White or cream colored, inflorescence an umbel compound, fruits 2 dry, oblong or round, pubescent to smooth.
Flowering Season: March to May.
Elevation: 3,000 to 7,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Mesas and rocky slopes.
Recorded Range: In the United States Nevada Biscuitroot is found in the southwestern states and north, AZ, CA, NM, NV, OR, UT and northern Mexico.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Lomatium nevadense.
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: Peeled roots of Nevada Biscuitroot were eaten fresh like radishes. See other ethno-botanical uses at Native American Ethnobotany, University of Michigan, Dearborn.