Cymopterus Terebinthinus

Cymopterus Terebinthinus Plant Information


Cymopterus Terebinthinus grows in the following 11 states:

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Nevada, Washington

Cymopterus terebinthinus is a perennial plant in the carrot family Apiaceae with leaves that look like parsley and grows in the Great Basin of the American West.:108 Common names include Aromatic spring-parsley, northern Indian parsnip, and turpentine cymopterus.

It is a low growing perennial plant from 12 to 2 feet (0.15 to 0.61m) tall, spreading out from a woody base.:108
Leaves are 12 to 8 inches (1.3 to 20.3cm) long.:108 Leaves are ovate overall, but finely pinnately dissected into segments like parsley leaves.:108 Leaves are strongly aromatic when crushed.:108 "Terebinthus" means "like-turpentine", referring to the scented oils in the plant.:108
The inflorescence is a peduncle with 3-24 rays, each 12 to 3 inches (1.3 to 7.6cm) long, bearing miniascule 5-petaled yellow flowers.:108
"Cymopterus" means "wavy ring", referring to the fruit.:108
It grows on dry, sandy or rocky slopes, typically around rocks, from 5,000 to 9,000 feet (1,500 to 2,700m) in sagebrush steppe and montane plant communities of the Great Basin.:108 It can be found in the Toiyabe Range and Deep Creek Mountains.:108
It is a host for Papilio indra.
Some Plateau Indian tribes chewed the roots to treat colds and sores.

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