Ethnobotany. A food for the Montana and the Okanagan-Colville Peoples. The spring roots were reduced to flour and the dried flowers and upper leaves were used to flavor meats, stews and salads. The Okanagan-Colville used this Lomatium also as a remedy: an infusion of flowers and upper leaves was taken for colds and sore throats. According to Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy in “Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria” (1980); and according to Blankinship, J. W. in “Native Economic Plants of Montana, Bozeman” (1905).
The pictures were taken close to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, west of Spokane, in Washington and in the Umatilla Forest and the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon.
For other beautiful pictures of Lomatium ambiguum in flowers, you may consult Paul Slichter ‘s website.