Today's bloom is Fern-leaved Desert-parsley (Lomatium dissectum)

Bloom of the Day for August 24th, 2009:

Type of plant: Perennials

Bloom color: Bright Yellow, Dark Purple/Black

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 5a to Zone 7b

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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staceysmom wrote:
Pretty shot of an interesting plant. Had never seen this one before so had to check it out.

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Thanks Staceysmom It indeed is an interesting plant and a native plant here. It's a perennial and grows up to 5 ft. although I have only seen them at about 3 ft. The flowers are a chocolate red and another common name for it is 'Chocolate tips'

staceysmom wrote:
Thanks for the additional info. I see it's hardy in my zone too! I'll have to look for that one. I like growing unusual plants here and there.