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.
Fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum) seed packets contain approximately 50 seeds.
Seed Germination Instructions
60-90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall.