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Plant Guide: Fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum [Nutt.] Mathias and Constance)Author(s): Derek Tilley; Loren St. John; Dan Ogle; Nancy Shaw; Jim Cane
Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 6 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionEstablished plants of fernleaf biscuitroot, like other members of the Lomatium genus, begins growth very early in the spring, often just following snow melt, providing crucial early forage for many wildlife and domestic animals. It is considered a very valuable forage species due to its large stature and high biomass production levels. Ogle and Brazee (2009) rate members of the genus as desirable spring and summer forage for cattle, sheep, horses, elk, deer and antelope.
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CitationTilley, Derek; St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy; Cane, Jim. 2011. Plant Guide: Fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum [Nutt.] Mathias and Constance). Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 6 p.
KeywordsFernleaf biscuitroot, Lomatium dissectum, native forb, seed production
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