(Lomatium congdonii )
Description: Perennial herb standing 7-14 inches (18-36 cm) tall with a taproot. Stem is very short with a fibrous base. Leaf stems (petioles) 3/4-2 1/2 inches (2-6 cm) and persistent. Leaf blades 2 1/2-6 inches (6.5-15 cm), widely oblong, dissected into segments 1/8-1/2 inch (3-10 mm) long, and tips have sharp points. Inflorescence consists of a peduncle 4 3/4- 12 inches (12-30 cm) tall, with 6-16 ascending rays that are 1-5 inches (3-13.5 cm) long, while pedicels are 1/4-1/2 inch (6-15 mm). Flower corolla is a pale yellow and the fruit is 1/4-1/2 inch (7-10 mm) long and oblong to obovate.
Distribution: Presently this species is known only from the Red Hills and other serpentine sites in western Tuolumne County. The plant was originally described from a collection in Mariposa County, but that population has not been relocated. BLM manages considerable habitat for this species in the Red Hills.
Habitat: Chaparral and foothill woodland, on serpentine soils 980-4000 feet (300-1200 meters)
Flowering Period: April-June
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B