Lomatium nevadense
PERENNIAL.  Plant sprouts from a large taproot and remains dormant in dry years.  Leaves bluish green, finely dissected, slightly downy.  Tiny flowers are pink in bud, white with black speckles in full bloom.  Seeds are large (about 1 cm), round, flattened, with grooves down the center.  Stems grow to about .5 m tall.  Blooms in April.  In the Empires, rare among rocks at higher elevations in desert grassland.
FAMILY:  Apiaceae (Parsley Family)