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Osmorhiza berteroi DC.
Mountain sweet-cicely, Sweetcicely
Synonyms: Osmorhiza chilensis
USDA Symbol: OSBE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plants 1-3 ft. tall have erect stems clothed with large, finely dissected, ferny leaves. Tall umbels bear tiny white flowers that each become 1 in. long, needle-like fruits.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
S. AK to s. CA, e. to s.w. Alt., the Black Hills, CO & AZ; also Great Lakes region & n. New England Native Habitat:
Thickets, woods & woodland edges USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Sweet cicely is not easy, but not impossible, to start from seeds.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff