Oxypolis fendleri (A. Gray ) A. Heller
Also Called: Cowbane.
Flowering Period: July, August
Family: Parsley / Carrot ( Apiaceae / Umbelliferae )
Life Span: Perennial
Stems: Green, smooth, hollow and weak.
Leaves: Leaves are up to 8" long, bearing 7-9 ovate. These are leaflet variations.They can be toothed or smooth.
Flowers: Very small white flowers (1/16") in domed umbels to 1 1/2" across. Cowbane's flowers are very similar to Hemlock Parsley. However Hemlock Parsley leaves are more parsley like.
Habitat: Montane to subalpine in wet area, especially along streams.
Distribution: Colorado Distribution Map