Stout, glabrous perennial herb from a globose thickened or necklace-like to elongate and slender taproot; stems 10-80 cm tall, erect, sometimes branching.
All basal, compoundly dissected, glabrous; ultimate segments of the leaves narrow and scarcely leaflike, less than 5 mm wide.
Inflorescence of compound umbels; flowers usually yellow or sometimes white, sometimes purple; involucels generally wanting.
Linear to narrowly oblong, mostly 3-8 times as long as wide (less than 4 mm wide), wings evident but narrow, less than 1/3 as wide as the body or obsolete.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(10), ESSF(7), ICH(4), IDF(42), MS(13), PP(22)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Peucedanum ambiguum (Nutt.) Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray