Taxon  Report   4999    
Lomatium utriculatum  (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) J. M. Coult. & Rose
Bladder parsnip,  Common lomatium, Hog fennel
Lomatium utriculatum
© 2007 Lynn Watson
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Lomatium utriculatum
© 2015 James Gonsman
Lomatium utriculatum
© 2015 James Gonsman
Lomatium utriculatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lomatium utriculatum
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Lomatium
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Lomatium vaseyi
ICPN: Lomatium utriculatum var. anthemifolium
More information about  Lomatium utriculatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).