Updated: Sep 11, 2020
Fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum) is a perennial forb native to much of western North America. Its early spring growth provides forage for many types of wildlife including pollinators and other insects. Many western Native Americans used this medicinally and as a food source, especially the thick, fleshy taproots. Fernleaf Biscuitroot can be found in a variety of areas on the Palouse, such as open prairies and forests, foothills, and along roadsides.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Solar Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Color: Yellow, occ. purple
Bloom Time: early April to early June
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