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

Lomatium sandbergii (J.M. Coult. & Rose) J.M. Coult. & Rose
Sandberg's desert-parsley (Sandberg's biscuitroot)

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Distribution of Lomatium sandbergii
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Species Information

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Stout perennial herb from a taproot, elongate and slightly thickened with a simple crown; stems 10-30 cm tall at maturity, branched.
Mostly basal, pinnately dissected into narrow segments 1-4 mm long lying in a single plane; ultimate segments not resembling leaflets, granular rough-hairy to nearly glabrous.
Inflorescence of compound umbels; flowers yellow, spokes elongating unequally, 2.5-10 cm at maturity; involucels of several slender bractlets.
Elliptic, granular rough-hairy, 5-8 mm long, wings only 1/5-1/3 as wide as body.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry rocky or open slopes in the upper montane to subalpine zones; rare in extreme SE BC; E to SW AB and S to ID and MT.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Lomatium sandbergii

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) 1899 2127 2240
Slope Gradient (%) 10 48 90
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
115 168 245
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 4
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: AT(2), ESSF(2)


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

Peucedanum sandbergii J.M. Coult. & Rose

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