Fernleaf biscuitroot is a member of the carrot family that is native to much of western North America where it inhabits a variety of habitat types. Fernleaf biscuitroot is a larval host plant for the anise swallowtail butterfly that uses plants in the carrot family. Long used as a medicinal plant by Native Americans and modern herbalists alike, fernleaf biscuitroot is used for a variety of ailments. A perennial wildflower that typically grows 3′-5′ tall, fernleaf biscuitroot grows from a thick taproot. The dissected, parsley-like leaves are attractive and the umbel flower cluster has small yellow flowers. Fernleaf biscuitroot can be found growing on dry, rocky ridgelines and sun-baked slopes, among chaparral, as well as in rocky habitat along streams and in part-shade in oak woodland or mixed conifer forest. Adaptable to various growing conditions as long as there is sharp drainage.
Seed Germination Instructions
60-90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall.