[The Desert Parsleys of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Tamanitchii Desert Parsley

Lomatium packardii var. tamanitchii

Synonym: Lomatium tamanitchii

Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii

Lomatium tamanitchii as photographed in clay soils at the junction of Old Highway 8 and WA SR 14 west of Roosevelt, WA in the eastern Columbia River Gorge on April 18, 2010.

Leaf of Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii - Leaf of Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii - Leaf of Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii

Close-ups of the leaves of Lomatium tamanitchii as photographed at the junction of Old Highway 8 and WA SR 14 west of Roosevelt, WA in the eastern Columbia River Gorge on April 18, 2010. The leaves of this species are all basal. No stem leaves are present.

Close-up of the flowers of Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii - Close-up of the umbel of Lomatium tamanitchii - Close-up of the developing fruits and bracts of the involucel of Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii

Close-ups of the flowers, immature fruits, and narrow bracts of the involucel of Lomatium tamanitchii as photographed at the junction of Old Highway 8 and WA SR 14 west of Roosevelt, WA in the eastern Columbia River Gorge on April 18, 2010.

Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii - Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii - Desert Parsley: Lomatium tamanitchii

Different examples of Lomatium tamanitchii as photographed at the junction of Old Highway 8 and WA SR 14 west of Roosevelt, WA in the eastern Columbia River Gorge on April 18, 2010.

Clay soil habitat of Lomatium tamanitchii

Typical clay soil habitat of Lomatium tamanitchii as photographed at the junction of Old Highway 8 and WA SR 14 west of Roosevelt, WA in the eastern Columbia River Gorge on April 18, 2010. Other species present include tarweed fiddleneck (Amsinckia lycopsoides), upland larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum var. nuttallianum) and bicolored cluster lily (Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii). This particular site has been recently plowed and is being converted into a vineyard.

Tamanitchii Desert Parsley: Lomatium packardii var. tamanitchii (Synonym: Lomatium tamanitchii)

Tamanitchii desert parsley as seen along a road north of Old Highway 8 several miles northwest of Roosevelt, WA..........May 17, 2014.

Paul Slichter