Polytaenia nuttallii DC.
Family: Apiaceae
Nuttall's prairie-parsley,  more...
[Pleiotaenia nuttallii (DC.) J.M.Coult. & Rose]
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Dan Tenaglia  
Etymology: Polytaenia: from the Greek polys, "many," and tainia for "fillet," referring to many oil-tubes
Plants: erect, perennial, 20"-40" tall forb with a stout, single stem; taprooted
Leaves: lower leaves long-stalked, oval, pinnately-divided into many 1"-3" long, deeply-lobed, narrow leaflets usually with a few sharp teeth
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted; inflorescence a 1"-2 1/2" wide, compound, domed umbel with 10-20 small umbellets of many, short-stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: dry, oblong with a flattened back, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit:fruit drawing seed:seed drawing
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; prairies, plains
Conservation Status: Threatened
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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