Yellow Pimpernel, Taenidia integerrima
Apiaceae or Celery Family

Small erect plant, with tiny, yellow, 5-petalled flowers in small clusters at the ends of long stalks, the whole forming an open flat-topped cluster.  Leaves are divided into 3-5 leaflets, which are often further divided into smaller leaflets.  Ultimate leaflets egg-shaped leaflets, untoothed.  Blooms in mid spring in open woods and on rocky slopes. 

Very common on western slope of the Park, especially near the Grand Staircase.

Heart-leaved Alexanders and Golden Alexanders bloom in the same area about the same time.  The first has heart-shaped basal leaves while both have flowers in much denser clusters and toothed leaflets.


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