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Lomatium lucidum
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Scientific classification
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Selineae
Genus:
Lomatium
Species:
L. lucidum
Binomial name
Lomatium lucidum
(Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray) Jeps.

Lomatium lucidum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name shiny biscuitroot. It is native to coastal mountains and canyons of southern California and Baja California, where it is a member of the chaparral plant community, including recently burned areas. It is found in the eastern Transverse Ranges and the South Coast region.

Description

Lomatium lucidum is a somewhat fleshy perennial herb sometimes exceeding a meter tall. The leaves are up to about 24 centimeters long and are divided into many toothed, three-lobed leaflets each a few centimeters long. The inflorescence is a webbed umbel of yellow flowers borne on a peduncle up to half a meter tall.

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