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Cymopterus purpurascens - (A.Gray) M.E.Jones

Common Name Gamote, Widewing springparsley
Family Apiaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Found on shrubby slopes, from 4,500-7,500 ft (1372-2286 m).
Range Native to the western United States, including the desert regions.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Full sun
Cymopterus purpurascens Gamote, Widewing springparsley


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cymopterus purpurascens is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

C. montanus var. purpurascens A.Gray. C. utahensis M.E.Jones. C. utahensis var. eastwoodae M.E.Jones. C. utahensis var. monocephalus M.E.Jones. Phellopterus purpurascens (A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose. Phellopterus purpurascens var. eastwoodiae (M.E. Jones) J.M. Coult. & Rose. Phellopterus utahensis (M.E. Jones) Wooton & Standl.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root. The root has an excellent sweet, tender taste similar to parsnips [1-2].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Invertebrates shelter: beneficial for insects and other arthropods. Nectary: provides nectar or pollen for beneficial insects [1-2].

Special Uses

Food Forest

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Cultivation details

A perennial herb flowering March-May. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a clumper with limited spread [1-2]. The root pattern is a tap root similar to a carrot going directly down [1-2].

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Propagation

Seed. Root.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Widewing springparsley

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

USA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah.

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Cymopterus acaulisPlains Springparsley, Fendler's springparsley, Greeley springparsley, Higgins' springparsleyPerennial0.1 0-0  LMHSNDM401
Cymopterus bulbosusBulbous SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNDM11 
Cymopterus fendleriFendler's SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNDM20 
Cymopterus globosusGlobe SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHNDM202
Cymopterus longipesLongstalk Spring ParsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Cymopterus montanusMountain Spring ParsleyPerennial0.2 -  LMHNDM20 
Cymopterus newberryiSweetroot Spring Parsley 0.0 0-0  LMHSNM210
Cymopterus purpurescensWidewing SpringparsleyPerennial0.0 -  LMHNDM30 
Cymopterus purpureusPurple springparsleyPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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