Cymopterus aboriginum

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Cymopterus aboriginum

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Cymopterus
Species: C. aboriginum
Binomial name
Cymopterus aboriginum

Cymopterus aboriginum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name Indian springparsley.


The plant is native to the US states of California and Nevada. It grows in the rocky soils of the Mojave Desert mountains.


Cymopterus aboriginum is small, flat, taprooted perennial. It has no stem, instead forming a patch of basal leaves flat on the ground. The leaves are gray-green and highly divided into tiny segments, giving the foliage a wrinkly, lacy look. It is also covered in minute, rough hairs.

The plant erects tall peduncles which support the flowers. The peduncles and umbels are brownish and the small flowers within the crinkly inflorescence are white.

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