Common name: Bradshaw's Desert Parsley

Abbreviation Code (Codon): LOBR

Contents

Taxonomy

Description


General: Glabrous, acaulescent perennial from a long, slender taproot, 2-6.5 dm. tall.

Leaves: Leaves ternate-pinnately dissected into linear or filiform segments 3-10 mm. long and up to 1 mm. wide.

Flowers: Inflorescence a compound umbel, the rays unequal, 4-13 mm. long; with usually only 2-5 fertile flowers; involucre wanting; bractlets of the involucel ternately or bi-ternately divided; calyx teeth obsolete, flowers yellow.

Fruit: Fruit glabrous, 8-13 mm. long and 5-7 mm. wide, the corky-thickened lateral wings half as wide as and the same color as the body.

Bloom Period

May

Distribution

Willamette Valley of Oregon from near Salem to near Eugene.

Habitat

Low, moist ground.

Uses

Seed

Seed sample from: 2010

Average Measurement: 9.4 x 4.7 x 1.1

Measurement Range: L: 7.5 – 13.5, W: 4 – 5, D: 0.5 – 1.5

Features

Shape: Seeds schizoid, very flat, and winged.

Color: Inner part of seed (the part that touches the other seed in pair) is lighter in color than outer part. Inner part white, and outer seed face is tan to brown with some purple mottling around edges. Hilum is dark brown.

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LOBR lat.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LOBR long.png