E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Cnidium cnidiifolium (Turcz.) Schischkin
northern hemlock-parsley (Jakutsk snowparsley)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a closely clustered, many-rooted stem-base; stems several, branched above, 25-90 cm tall.
Basal leaves soon deciduous; stem leaves 2-3 pinnate, the ultimate segments lanceolate and abruptly sharp-pointed.
Inflorescence of compound umbels with numerous spokes; flowers yellow; involucral bracts 1-several, chaffy or lacking.
Egg-shaped to oblong-oval, 4-5 mm long, glabrous, wings of dorsal ribs almost as broad as the lateral.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Habitat-Range: Moist to mesic meadows, roadsides, gravelly slopes and forest openings in the montane zone; rare in NW BC, known only from the Atlin Road; amphiberingian, N to AK, YT and NT; E. Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Conioselinum cnidiifolium (Turcz.) A.E. Porsild

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