Osmorhiza claytoni

Common Name: 
sweet cicely, wooly sweet cicely, sweet jarvil
Scientific Name: 
Osmorhiza claytoni (Michx.) C. B. Clarke, Washingtonia claytoni, Myrrhis claytonii, Osmorhiza brevistylis
Family Name: 
Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) - Carrot Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and creeping roots
upright, much branched above, round, thin, white hairs and appear fuzzy
Stems of Sweet Cicely
Stems of Sweet Cicely
alternate, pinnately compound three times, long petioled below to sessile above, leaflets oval, toothed or lobed, hairy, somewhat fern-like, hairy
Leaves of Sweet Cicely
Leaves of Sweet Cicely
5-petaled, white; umbels, compound, flat-topped, somewhat sparse
roots and stems has anise or licorice scent when crushed