Taxon  Report   4999 
Lomatium utriculatum  (Torrey & A. Gray) J. Coulter & Rose
Bladder parsnip,  Common lomatium, Hog fennel
Lomatium utriculatum
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Lomatium utriculatum
© 2007 George W. Hartwell
Lomatium utriculatum
© 2012 Barry Rice
Lomatium utriculatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lomatium utriculatum
© 2007 Lynn Watson
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Lomatium
Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.7 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Lomatium vaseyi
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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