Cymopterus longipes - S.Watson.
Common Name Longstalk Spring Parsley
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The seeds contain isoimperatorin and oxypeucedanin which have been shown to be toxic to chicks. Reference Yost GS, Stermitz FR, Coburn M. (1977) Toxic furanocoumarins of Cympoterus longipes. Phytochemistry 16(7):109
Habitats Not known
Range Western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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Cymopterus longipes Longstalk Spring Parsley
Cymopterus longipes Longstalk Spring Parsley
Physical Characteristics
Cymopterus longipes is a PERENNIAL. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Aulospermum longipes. (S.Wats.)Coult.&Rose.

 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Leaves - cooked[46, 61, 105, 161]. Boiled and used as greens[257].
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Cymopterus bulbosusBulbous Springparsley11
Cymopterus fendleriFendler's Springparsley20
Cymopterus globosusGlobe Springparsley20
Cymopterus montanusMountain Spring Parsley20
Cymopterus newberryiSweetroot Spring Parsley21
Cymopterus purpurescensWidewing Springparsley30
Cymopterus purpureusPurple springparsley10


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R Stange   Thu Aug 1 11:26:35 2002
Seeds contain isoimperatorin and oxypeucedanin which are toxic to chicks. Reference Yost GS, Stermitz FR, Coburn M. (1977) Toxic furanocoumarins of Cympoterus longipes. Phytochemistry 16(7):1097
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