Pseudocymopterus montanus

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Scientific Name Pseudocymopterus montanus (Cymopterus lemmonii) USDA PLANTS Symbol PSMO
Common Name Mountain Parsley, Alpine False Spring-parsley ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29837
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SW Colorado Wildflowers Ref. Click Here
Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6000 to 14000 ft.); aspen groves, forest clearings, meadows and rocky slopes.
Plant: Perennial 3 to 20 inches tall; slender, smooth, erect stems.
Leaves: Long-stalked, mostly basal dark-green parsley-like leaves, pinnately-compound with highly variable leaflets that may be broad or narrow and lobed, dissected, or entire.
Inflorescence: Clusters of many very tiny (1/8-inch across) yellow flowers, in flat-topped umbels about 2 inches across.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and www.fireflyforest.com.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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