Bradshaw’s Desert Parsley

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Bradshaw's Desert Parsley
  • Species Scientific Name Lomatium bradshawii
  • Federal Listing Status Endangered
  • State Listing Status Endangered


Special needs

Bradshaw's desert parsley is found in wet prairies with shallow, poorly-drained clay soils, often near creek or small river banks.

Limiting factors

The primary threats to Bradshaw's desert parsley include habitat loss, habitat degradation due to fire suppression, and competition from invasive plants. Overspray of herbicides may negatively impact this species.

Conservation actions

Continue implementing actions in the recovery plan. Locate protected sites with suitable habitat for introduction on the east side of the Willamette Valley. Maintain or restore grass-dominated habitat. Maintain or restore hydrology. Control key invasive plants. Use mowing or prescribed fire to control brush and trees. Maintain populations in roadsides and ditches.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation