April 29, 2013
I'm So Keyed
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We've seen this plant here many times, but somehow I never knew exactly what it was. So I dragged out my well-thumbed "Vascular Plants of Montana" (commonly known as Dorn) and keyed it out. Been awhile and I had to look up a bunch of terms like "involucels" and "scaberulous". But eventually, a hand-lens revealed the ovaries to be definitely pubescent! Lomatium foeniculaceum, to be sure!

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