[The Genus Cymopterus East of the Cascade Mts.]

Rock Spring Parsley, Rock-loving Cymopterus, Rockloving Wavewing

Cymopterus petraeus

Synonyms: Aletes petraea, Cymopterus terebinthinus var. petraeus, Pteryxia petraea

Leaf of Rock Spring Parsley, Rock-loving Cymopterus, Rockloving Wavewing: Cymopterus petraeus (Synonyms: Aletes petraea, Cymopterus terebinthinus var. petraeus, Pteryxia petraea)

The photo above shows the leaf of rock spring parsley as seen along Pike Creek on the east flanks of the Steens Mt of southeastern Oregon.........June 18, 2003. Note that the leaves appear much more open and somewhat skeletonlike than other species of Cymopterus.

Fruit of Rock Spring Parsley, Rock-loving Cymopterus, Rockloving Wavewing: Cymopterus petraeus (Synonyms: Aletes petraea, Cymopterus terebinthinus var. petraeus, Pteryxia petraea)The photo at right shows the fruit of rock spring parsley as seen along Pike Creek on the east flanks of the Steens Mt of southeastern Oregon.........June 18, 2003.
Characteristics:

Also known as rock-loving cymopterus, rock spring parsley is a perennial wildflower with several ascending flower stems arising


Habitat:

Rock spring parsley is found on dry, open, rocky places in the desert basins or in canyons lining the edge of the basins.


Range:

Rock spring parsley may be found from southeastern Oregon east to the Snake River Plains of Idaho and south to California and northern Arizona.


Paul Slichter