(Cymopterus ripleyi var. saniculoides )
Photo Copyright Margeret Williams. Courtesy of Nevada Native Plant Society
Description: Perennial herb without hairs, 4 - 6 inches (10-15cm) tall. Leaf round, 3/4 - 2 inches (2-5cm) long, with a leaf stem 1 1/8 - 4 inches (3-10cm) long. Leaflets wedge-shaped and 3-lobed, with each lobe being lobed. Inflorescence is a dense, spherical umbel. Petals are purple. Fruit is hairy, wedge-shaped to obovate, 1/4 inch (6-7mm) long.
Habitat: Sandy soil. Elevation 3200 - 5312 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms April - June.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B