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Lomatium gormanii
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Scientific classification
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Selineae
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Lomatium
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Lomatium gormanii
Binomial name
Lomatium gormanii
(Howell) Coult. & Rose

Lomatium gormanii, with the common name Gorman's biscuitroot, is a perennial herb of the family Apiaceae.

It is endemic to the Northwestern United States, in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (state). It is called sasamít̓a, sasamít̓aya, and łałamít̓a in the Sahaptin language.

Lomatium gormanii is easily confused with Lomatium piperi (Sahaptin mámɨn), but the roots are generally larger and ‘hairier’ (i.e., many more rootlets) than L. piperi, and it appears to grow where that species does not.

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