Taxon  Report   5987    
Orogenia fusiformis  S. Watson
California indian potato
Orogenia fusiformis
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Orogenia fusiformis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Orogenia fusiformis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Orogenia fusiformis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Lomatium fusiformis

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Orogenia fusiformis
© 2007 Norman Jensen
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Orogenia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Lomatium fusiformis

More information about  Orogenia fusiformis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).