Common lomatium, in edge of field, surrounded by alien grasses and dicot weeds, Source: eastern San Luis Obispo County, California, March 8, 1997. perennial, slender taproot, fls. yellow, clay-loam soil, south slope, no trees, full sun, with Bromus sp., Dichelostemma sp., Erodium sp. 1,000 ft. elev. This perennial will grow in heavier soils, in oak woodland/chaparral areas with no disturbance, if you can keep the weeds controlled. Cattle encourage these plants by inhibiting (eating) their competitors!
Lomatium utriculatum tolerates clay.
Foliage of Lomatium utriculatum is deciduous.
Flower of Lomatium utriculatum has color yellow.
Communities for Lomatium utriculatum:Coastal Sage Scrub and Central Oak Woodland.