Parsley (8)

Flowers in the Parsley family have tiny flowers with five petals in usually flat umbels. The leaves are usually compound. There are many more members of this family which is sometimes commonly called Celery or Carrot.

Pseudocymopterus montanus

Mountain Parsley
Pseudocymopterus montanus (Cymopterus lemmonii )

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA: Biscuitroot, Alpine False Spring Parsley
Photo taken on: June 10, 2004
Location: Waterfall Creek, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to alpine
Habitat: Moist meadows

Grows up to 2ft with a slender stem and basal leaves that have long stalks and narrow leaf segments. Common.

Oreoxis alpina

Alpine Parsley
Oreoxis alpina (Cymopterus alpina)

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA: Alpine Oreoxis
Photo taken on: July 23, 2005
Location: Scarps Ridge, GV, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Meadows

Grows to less than 4" high with typical, flattened, dissected, parsley-like leaves.

Podistera eastwoodiae

Eastwood's Parsley
Podistera eastwoodiae

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: July 24, 2005
Location: Lily Lake Trail, GV, CO
Life Zones: Subalpine
Habitat: Moist woods

Grows to 6" in large patches with glossy, deeply cut, fan-shaped leaves along the leaf stem. The bracts extend beyond the flower heads.

Lomatium dissectum

Indian Balsam
Lomatium dissectum

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA: Indian Biscuitroot, Fernleaf Biscuitroot
Photo taken on: May 12, 2007
Location: Crested Butte, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Dry meadows and slopes

Grows up to 3ft tall with fleshy stems and finely dissected leaves. The tiny flowers can appear purplish.

Pseudocymopterus montanus

Gray's Biscuitroot
Lomatium grayi

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA: Milfoil Biscuitroot
Photo taken on: May 2, 2007
Location: Taylor Canyon, GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry meadows and openings

Less than 4" high with leaning flowers stalks and leaf segments less than ¼" long.

Lomatium triternatum

Nineleaf Biscuitroot
Lomatium triternatum

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: May 27, 2006
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills
Habitat: Sagebrush, dry openings

Grows to 4" with long thin leaves divided in threes, then in three again.

Aletes sessiliflorus

Sessileflower Indian Parsley
Aletes sessiliflorus

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA: New Mexico False Carrot
Photo taken on: March 16, 2015
Location: Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NMO
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Sandy, gravelly areas

Growing 8" high in a dense bright green tuft with dry stalks from the previous year. Leaves are divided into narrow segments. An early bloomer.

Cymopterus glomeratus

Fendler's Springparsley
Cymopterus glomeratus

Family: Parsley (Apiaceae)
AKA: Fendler's Biscuitroot, Chimaja
Photo taken on: March 16, 2015
Location: Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Dry, sandy areas, canyons

Grows low to the ground with glossy, dissected leaves on stems to 3" long. Flowers grow in clusters of 6 to 9 branches each with green bracts extending beyond the cluster. Flower stalks are longer than the leaf stems. An early bloomer.

Yellow Round Clusters