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Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Cous

Lomatium cous



First Noted by Expedition
April 29, 1806, along the Walla Walla River, Washington.
 

Description
This bisquitroot has lower leaves clustered near the base of the plant. Flowers small and yellow, grouped in umbels supported by unequal, slender pedicels 0.2-0.9 in (6-22 mm) long.
 

Habitat
The species is found on rocky slopes and scablands, often in rocky swales saturated in the early spring.
 

Note
This species is one of the many biscuitroots used as a food source by Native Americans.
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