Calflora
Taxon  Report   312    
Ammoselinum giganteum  J. M. Coult. & Rose
Desert sand parsley,  Desert umbel
Ammoselinum giganteum
© 2011 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Ammoselinum giganteum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Spermolepis gigantea

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Ammoselinum giganteum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Ammoselinum
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Spermolepis gigantea

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ammoselinum occidentale
More information about  Ammoselinum giganteum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMGI)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).