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Osmorhiza longistylis


Longstyle sweetroot, Aniseroot, Sweet-cicely, Wild licorice


Apiaceae (Carrot Family)



Osmorhiza longistylis (Longstyle sweetroot)
Smith, R.W.
The 1-3 ft. stems are usually solitary and covered with long, soft hairs. Leaves are divided into threes, two or three times. Open clusters (compound umbel) of small, white flowers rise above the foliage on stalks from upper leaf axils.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DE , GA , IL , IN , IA , KS , KY , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MS , MO , MT , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , NC , ND , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VT , VA , WV , WI , WY , DC
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Que. to Alt., s. to GA, TX & CO (more abundant southward)
Native Habitat: Rich, alluvial woods; wooded slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Last Update: 2012-05-02