Rare Plant Identifiers
Latin Name: Lomatium cookii
Common Names: agate desertparsley
Designations: Federally Endangered, State Endangered (Oregon), Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) Rare
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Woody plant encroachment due to fire suppression is a threat to Lomatium cookii (USFWS 2000b). Invasion of non-native annual grasses is a threat to Lomatium cookii. Native seeds such as Lomatium cookii are not able to germinate under the dense thatch created by annual grasses (USFWS 2000a).
USFWS. 2000a. Endangered Species Bulletin. 25, 4.
USFWS. 2000b. Proposed Endangered Status for the Plants Lomatium cookii (Cook’s lomatium) and Limnanthes floccosa ssp. grandiflora (Large-Flowered Wooly Meadowfoam) in Oregon. Federal Register. 65, 94: 30941-30951.