Rock Spring Parsley, Rock-loving Cymopterus, Rockloving Wavewing
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.
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.
Also known as rock-loving cymopterus, rock
spring parsley is a perennial wildflower with several ascending flower stems
Rock spring parsley is found on dry, open, rocky places in the
desert basins or in canyons lining the edge of the basins.
Rock spring parsley may be found from southeastern Oregon east
to the Snake River Plains of Idaho and south to California and northern Arizona.