Nuttall's Prairie-parsley

Nuttall's Prairie-parsley
Nuttall's Prairie-parsley
 Jim Mason

Nuttall's Prairie-parsley
Polytaenia nuttallii


Family Parsley
Longevity Perennial
Height 1 - 2.5 feet

Bloom Period

March April May June July August September October
  • Description: Stem is erect and stout. Triangular leaves up to 6 inches long are heavily divided. Yellow to greenish-yellow flowers are small and crowded into domed heads.
  • Comments: The fruits of Nuttall’s Prairie-parsley are oblong, flat, thick and corky. When mature, they are tan and resemble rolled oats. In early days, tea was made from the seeds to treat diarrhea. Nuttall’s Prairie-parsley is found on upland prairies in the eastern one-third of Kansas.

Nuttall's Prairie-parsley
 Ken Barnard

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