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Smooth Sweet Cicely



Scientific Name     

Osmorhiza longistylis  Torr. DC.

Family Name

Apiaceae (Parsley/Carrot family) 

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

moist woods

Plant Height: 

30-90 cm tall, erect stem

Flower Color: 

white

Flower: 

perfect; complete; sepals obsolete; very small with 2 styles that extend beyond 5 petals, 5 stamens alternate with petals; styles equal to or longer than the petals

Inflorescence: 

compound, terminal umbels subtended by recurved bracts

Fruit: 

club-shaped and black, stick to clothing

Leaves: 

basal, cauline leaves alternate and 2-3 times divided, fern-like in appearance; stem and leaves smooth or nearly so

Bloom Time: 

May-June

Origins: 

native

Other: 

plants anise-scented; stems are glabrous or nearly so; compare with O. claytonia