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Ripley's Cymopterus
(Cymopterus ripleyi var. saniculoides )
Apiaceae

Ripley's springparsley; Photo Copyright Margeret Williams. Courtesy of Nevada Native Plant Society
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.

Distribution:

Habitat: Sandy soil. Elevation 3200 - 5312 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms April - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010