Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
Tauschia howellii range map.
Tauschia howellii, Howell’s umbrellawort
- Also known as: Howell’s tauschia
- No threats identified by NatureServe other than very limited geographic distribution.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
This particular Tauschia has short-stemmed flower clusters that sit down among the leaves. Photo by Gary Monroe.
Tauschia belongs to the carrot family, also called the parsley or umbel family, characterized by dissected leaves and flat-topped or dome-shaped flower clusters. Photo by Steve Edwards.
Habitat for Howell’s umbrellawort is granitic gravel on ridgetops. Photo by Gary Monroe.
This dwarf perennial in the carrot family has very short stems, under four inches tall, and blue-green leaves. Photo by Ken DeCamp.
Flowers in this species can be yellow or white. Photo by Ken DeCamp.
Howell’s tauschia is currently known from just a few high elevation “islands” in the northern Klamath Ranges of southwest Oregon and adjacent northwestern California; and from another small area 200 miles away in California’s Sierra Nevada. Photo by Ken DeCamp.