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Lomatium brandegeei (J.M. Coult. & Rose) J.F. Macbr.
Brandegee's lomatium (Brandegee's desertparsley)

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Species Information

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Stout perennial herb from a short taproot, thickened at the top with a branched, woody stem-base; stems 20-60 cm tall, branched.
Mostly basal, large, 1-3 times divided, glaucous, ultimate segments of the leaves 1-5 cm long, entire or shallowly toothed, 2-8 mm wide.
Inflorescence of compound umbels; flowers yellow; longer spokes of the umbel mostly 3-5 cm long in maturity; involucel of several narrow bractlets.
Oblong to elliptic, 8-12 mm long, crosswise flattened, with broad wings and distinct ribs.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry grasslands, shrublands and open forests in the steppe and montane zones; rare in SW and SC BC; S to WA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Lomatium brandegeei

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)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 1200 1917 2210
Slope Gradient (%) 15 46 70
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
56 156 200
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 3
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: ESSF(4), IDF(1)


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

Cynomarathrum brandegeei J.M. Coult. & Rose

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