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Plant Guide: Fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum [Nutt.] Mathias and Constance)

Posted date: October 03, 2012
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Tilley, Derek; St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy L.; Cane, Jim
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 6 p.

Abstract

Established 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.

Citation

Tilley, 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.