Scientific Name: Pseudocymopterus montanus
Synonyms: Cymopterus lemmonii, Pseudocymopterus tidestromii, Thaspium montanum
Common Names: Alpine False Springparsley, Mountain Parsley
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Upland, Mountain. This wildflower can be found growing in grasslands and in pine forests in the mountains.
Flower Color: Yellow, Orange, Purplish red
Flowering Season: Late spring, Summer, Early fall
Height: Up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall
Description: The tiny flowers are in flat-topped compound umbels. The flowers are followed by small, green, winged or ribbed fruits. The often parsley-like leaves are dark green and pinnately compound with highly variable leaflets that may be broad or narrow and lobed, dissected, or entire. The stems are slender, leafy, green, and erect.
There are a number of similar plant species with yellow-flowered umbels and parsley-like leaves, but none of them are found in southeastern Arizona.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Apiaceae – Carrot family
Genus: Pseudocymopterus J.M. Coult. & Rose – false springparsley
Species: Pseudocymopterus montanus (A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose – alpine false springparsley
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