Syncline area ID

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Syncline area ID

Post by drm » April 6th, 2021, 6:59 pm

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I was thinking desert parsley, but isn't that something else?

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Post by adamschneider » April 6th, 2021, 11:50 pm

There are dozens of desert parsleys, so yes, it's "something else," but it's also this. :)

Looks like Lomatium klickitatense, which was recently split from L. grayi. (The former L. grayi in the PNW that that are not klickitatense are now L. papilioniferum.)

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Post by drm » April 7th, 2021, 7:22 am

I see. There are oceans of this stuff in the east gorge flower zones, but a lot of the columbiana too. I suppose the name klickitatense implies that it is endemic to the area.

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Post by adamschneider » April 7th, 2021, 10:16 am

Yeah, it mostly grows in Klickitat County, with a few adventurous plants across the river in Hood River and Wasco Counties.

I was in Klickitat Canyon yesterday, and it was EVERYWHERE on the slopes above and below the main road.

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Re: Syncline area ID

Post by bobcat » April 9th, 2021, 4:05 pm

Aargh! Another split! Are the distributions of klickitatense and papilioniferum mutually exclusive?

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Post by adamschneider » April 9th, 2021, 8:14 pm

bobcat wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Aargh! Another split! Are the distributions of klickitatense and papilioniferum mutually exclusive?
Nope! :D You can find both of them at places like Catherine Creek and Rowena Plateau. But once you get a few miles south of the Columbia, it's all papilioniferum. You can get all the gory details here: https://www.academia.edu/38222634/

Lomatium klickitatense & Lomatium papilioniferum.jpg

In full-grown plants, it's actually pretty easy to tell them apart by the lengths of the leaflets.

Lomatium klickitatense vs Lomatium papilioniferum.jpg

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