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Fernleaf Biscuitroot

Updated: Sep 11

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


USDA PLANTS Database Link

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_lodi.pdf