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Hairy Sweet Cicely


Scientific Name     

Osmorhiza claytonii   Michx. C.B. Clarke

Family Name

Apiaceae (Parsley/Carrot family)

nophotos

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stem

leaves

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flower

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist woods

Plant Height:  

30-90 cm tall, erect stem

Flower Color:  

white 

Flower:  

perfect; complete; sepals obsolete; 5 white petals; very small with 2 styles that do NOT extend beyond: 5 stamens alternate with petals

Inflorescence:  

compound, terminal umbels subtended by bracts

Fruit:  

club-shaped, black; sticks to clothing

Leaves:  

basal; cauline leaves alternate and 2-3 times divided, fern-like in appearance; 

Bloom Time:  

May-June 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

stems softly hairy; compare with O. longistylis