Cymopterus montanus (Mountain Springparsley)
Apiaceae (Parsley)
Cympoterus montanus has purple-pink to white flowers with long stamens. The bracts surrounding the inflorescence are white with a prominent green vein. Contrary to the name Mountain Springparsley, Cympoterus montanus is found on the plains and foothills on sandy soils.

Compare to Cymopterus acaulis, which has shinier leaves and green bracts surrounding the inflorescence.

Compare to
Lomatium orientale, which has red anthers.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills  (3800 - 6200 ft.)
Time of bloom:  April - May
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers