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One of my favorite signs of an approaching spring! The compound leaves of this plant are so fun to look at when they're just coming up. The foothills of the #wasatchfront are lousy with them right now. #desertparsley #biscuitroot #utahnativeplants #lomatiumfoeniculaceum

The eastern end of the gorge was still looking mighty fine yesterday. Felt like I was in an Easter basket. #balsamroot #lupine #desertparsley

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Betcha never saw a layered cake that looked that beautiful! #homeiswheretheheartis #arizona #desertrat #optoutside #wildernessculture #desertparsley

The pungent smell of Lomatium grayi is so wonderful. The diversity of Desert Parsley species in the Columbia River Gorge is truly amazing.

#desertparsley #lomatiumgrayi #lomatium #columbiarivergorge

Coastal Chocolate-tips - lomatium dissectum, is a member of the celery family and is listed as critically imperilled in British Columbia ❤️#lomatiumdissectum #desertparsley #canadianflora

Lomatium is a member of the Parsley Family as indicated by its characteristic umbel-shaped inflorescence. Often referred to as Indian Celery, other common names this species of Lomatium include Indian Consumption Plant, Bare-stem Desert Parsley, Wild Celery, or Qexmin (sounds like 'guckmeen') as our local First Nations call it.
Lomatium has a rich, deep, and culturally significant history on the Coast where has been used for medicine and ceremonial purposes for thousands of years.
I've witnessed extensive patches of along the sunny open sand dunes of Vancouver Island. The plants sprout up lovely slightly blue-green tinged leaves in the spring growing to 6-8" high. The leaves have a celery-like flavour and can be used to flavour cooking. Tiny yellow flowers begin to open in cluster atop a sturdy umbel stem in May. The plants slowly transform in the summer months as the umbel rises upward like an open hand in offering.
Through the month of June the tiny seeds, light green often tinged with maroon, swell to over a centimetre long and half as plump. The seeds are the medicinal part, and they can be harvested anytime in July and August. I like to pick them when the are big and plump and still green for medicine making. For viable seed it is best to wait until a bit later when they are completely ripe and dry, papery and brown in colour.
Lomatium seeds have been traditionally used on the Coast as a preventative for colds, flus, tuberculosis, and other bacterial and viral infections. Medicinally they are powerfully antiviral, antibacterial, diaphoretic and diuretic. They act as an immune stimulant and help to fight off infection at the onset of illness and speed up recover time. They help you to eliminate toxins through the channels of sweating and urination. The seeds are a warming digestive bitter that can increase digestive fire and stimulate appetite. Taken before menstruation Lomatium can help relieve bloating and promote menstrual flow.
Lomatium can be grown in regular garden soil but prefers fast draining sandy soil and full sun. #lomatium #wildcelery #desertparsley #medicinalherbs #pnwnativeplants #pnwgardening #herbalism #organicgardening #naturesmedicine

Bombus huntii waking with the canyon sun on the umbel of a Lomatium...Umblebee🐝

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Lomatium is a member of the Parsley Family as indicated by its characteristic umbel-shaped inflorescence. Often referred to as Indian Celery, other common names this species of Lomatium include Indian Consumption Plant, Bare-stem Desert Parsley, Wild Celery, or Qexmin (sounds like 'guckmeen') as our local First Nations call it.
Lomatium has a rich, deep, and culturally significant history on the Coast where has been used for medicine and ceremonial purposes for thousands of years.
I've witnessed extensive patches of along the sunny open sand dunes of Vancouver Island. The plants sprout up lovely slightly blue-green tinged leaves in the spring growing to 6-8" high. The leaves have a celery-like flavour and can be used to flavour cooking. Tiny yellow flowers begin to open in cluster atop a sturdy umbel stem in May. The plants slowly transform in the summer months as the umbel rises upward like an open hand in offering.
Through the month of June the tiny seeds, light green often tinged with maroon, swell to over a centimetre long and half as plump. The seeds are the medicinal part, and they can be harvested anytime in July and August. I like to pick them when the are big and plump and still green for medicine making. For viable seed it is best to wait until a bit later when they are completely ripe and dry, papery and brown in colour.
Lomatium seeds have been traditionally used on the Coast as a preventative for colds, flus, tuberculosis, and other bacterial and viral infections. Medicinally they are powerfully antiviral, antibacterial, diaphoretic and diuretic. They act as an immune stimulant and help to fight off infection at the onset of illness and speed up recover time. They help you to eliminate toxins through the channels of sweating and urination. The seeds are a warming digestive bitter that can increase digestive fire and stimulate appetite. Taken before menstruation Lomatium can help relieve bloating and promote menstrual flow.
Lomatium can be grown in regular garden soil but prefers fast draining sandy soil and full sun. #lomatium #wildcelery #desertparsley #medicinalherbs #pnwnativeplants #pnwgardening #herbalism #organicgardening #naturesmedicine

These cool clusters of purple disks are the fruit of “desert parsley” (Lomatium mohavense). This species is native to the deserts of southern California and into Baja California, Mexico. I had to do a double take when I saw these. The deep purple really sticks out against the sand and the super waxy exterior makes them look almost wet, which seemed really out of place on a hot sunny day. The shape is interesting too. The seed is in the center of the fruit where the greenish coloration is. The purple extensions are actually wings. They will eventually dry out and become light enough to be blown around the desert by the wind. Despite the common name, this plant may be toxic so I would stick to regular parsley in your cooking. I still can’t get over that color though! Photographed: 5/14/17.

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Desert parsley with gossamer flair.

I was not going to do yet another post from our 5/9/17 #hike but I need to balance a lot of what I'm seeing and reading and feeling online. #peace to all. Please be kind to each other. #washingtonstateparks #stackerbutte #columbiarivergorge #mounthood #columbiahillsnaturalareapreserve #dallesmountainranch #lupine #desertparsley @marshmallow_lova @dudeman1964

The eastern end of the gorge was still looking mighty fine yesterday. Felt like I was in an Easter basket. #balsamroot #lupine #desertparsley

The pungent smell of Lomatium grayi is so wonderful. The diversity of Desert Parsley species in the Columbia River Gorge is truly amazing.

#desertparsley #lomatiumgrayi #lomatium #columbiarivergorge

Not sure if this is a #caterpillar or a #grub (leaning toward grub), but it's having some #desertparsley for breakfast.

#bug on the underside of some #desertparsley. #Spokane

Gray's biscuitroot on the bluff at dusk.

Lomatium nudicale (Indian celery) growing not far from the high tide line on Indian Island (San Juan Islands National Monument). An important Coast Salish medicinal plant, and often associated with pre-Contact village sites, L. nudicale is also an early pollen source for bees and flies.

Coastal Chocolate-tips - lomatium dissectum, is a member of the celery family and is listed as critically imperilled in British Columbia ❤️#lomatiumdissectum #desertparsley #canadianflora

I went outdoors rock climbing for the first time this weekend (and climbing for maybe the second or third time at all) and it turns out I'm a nervous talker, so the person guiding me through my first rappel was the semi-willing recipient of a list of the wildflowers I saw dotting the crags of Horsethief Butte, as well as the one I could smell: Pungent Desert Parsley. It's frequently described as having a strong, unpleasant smell, but I found it refreshing when a chance gust of herbal wind blew past me.



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