Lomatium utriculatum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose
spring gold (common lomatium; fine-leaved lomatium)
Apiaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

Photograph

© Jeremy Gatten     (Photo ID #9133)


Map

E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Lomatium utriculatum
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Species Information

General:
Perennial herb from a long, slender taproot, glabrous or short-hairy; stems 10-60 cm tall, leafy.
Leaves:
Mostly basal, pinnately compound, much dissected into small, very narrow segments; ultimate segments small, rarely as long as 1 cm.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of compound umbels with up to 15 compact heads; flowers bright yellow, small; involucels well-developed with egg-shaped, toothed bractlets.
Fruits:
Oblong to elliptic, 5-11 mm long, somewhat granular-roughened when young, usually glabrous at maturity, flattened, broadly winged with prominent ribs.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Illustration

If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Lomatium utriculatum

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Avg

Min

Max

Elevation (metres)
279 55 2355
Slope Gradient (%)
39 0 210

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

177 23 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 0 3
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
D
# of field plots
 species was recorded in:
78
Modal BEC Zone Class
CDF

All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in

CDF(17), CWH(2), IMA(1)

Habitat and Range

Mesic to dry bluffs, rocky slopes and grassy sites in the lowland zone; locally common on SE Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; S to CA.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms

Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Lomatium vaseyi (Coult. & Rose) Coult. & Rose