Lomatium dissectum (Fernleaf Biscuitroot) CN


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Plant Description: The leaves are mostly attached near the base of the plant, spreading with petioles up to 30 centimeters long and large blades divided into many small, narrow segments. The flower cluster is an umbel of many small yellow or reddish flowers, each cluster on a ray up to 10 centimeters long. The fruits resemble pumpkin seeds.
Lomatium has been used historically by Native Americans, mostly as a treatment for respiratory illness. It is considered antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic and is commonly used by naturopathic physicians and taken internally, for the treatment of cervical dysplasia.

* Height: 4-5ft
* Width: 4ft
* Watering needs: moist, well drained or dry
* Sun needs: full sun
* Soil needs: Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay
* Bloom Time: April
* Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): No

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: Wooded or brushy slopes.  Attracts butterflies,

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