Entry from US English dictionary
A perennial herb of the parsley family, found throughout western North America It has various folk-medicine applications (mainly antibiotic) and is eaten as a survival food.
- (genus Lomatium; numerous species)
- Cook's lomatium, a member of the carrot family, is a small perennial with pale yellow flowers.
- Bradshaw's lomatium blooms during April and early May, with fruits appearing in late May and June.
- Following annual ceremonies, the women harvested the roots of wild celeries, balsams, and lomatiums.
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