Parish's Yampah is a member of the
Parsley or Carrot Family.
plant grows to 3 feet in height and has 1 - 2 dark green leaves per
stem that grow to
3.5 inches in length. The plant typically
grows in mountain meadows and in moist pine forests at elevations between
6500 - 8000 feet.
The roots of Parish's Yampah are
edible and were an important food source for Native Americans and
Pioneers. They supposedly taste like carrots.
Parish's Yampah blooms between July - September and
produces a 2 inch wide flat topped cluster (or umbel) of tiny white
flowers with 5 petals that are 1.8 inch in width each.