Thursday, March 01, 2007

Flower Fest: L for Lomatium

According to SW Colorado Wildflowers, identifying Lomatiums is not the easiest task. You need both fruit and flower. I think this wildflower that I found on the Moraine Park Campground, RMNP in September 2006 is the Lomatium, also known as the Biscuitroot for their starchy edible roots. It belongs to the Apiaceae family or the parsley family. Native Americans have incorporated these roots into their food, and are eaten cooked, dried or ground into flour. Roots of some species have been used as herbal medicines and paradoxically, there are species that are also highly toxic.

Flower Fest - the A-Z of FlowersThis is my entry for the letter L in the Flower Fest - the A - Z of Flowers.

Flower Fest is the brainchild of Nature & Me and Sree. Every two weeks, the focus will be on a letter of the English alphabet. The current letter is M and this entry is late for L. I am submitting photographs of flowers as my entries.

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3 introspections:

shilpa March 06, 2007 7:40 PM  

One more in the survivor series? Is that ice on the flower?

Shilpa March 06, 2007 7:42 PM  

Too many shilpas floating around in the blogosphere. This is shilpa from An eye on nature :)

Manisha March 06, 2007 10:37 PM  

Shilpa, it's ice and rain droplets. I took this on the camping trip in RMNP where we got snowed out! :-D

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