is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family
known by the common name Indian springparsley
. This small, flat, taprooted
perennial is native to the US states of California
, where it grows in the rocky soils of the desert mountains in the Mojave
region. 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.