Osmorhiza longistilis

Common Name: 
aniseroot, smoother sweet cicely
Scientific Name: 
Osmorhiza longistilis (Torr.) DC.    syn.  Washingtonia longistylis, Osmorhiza aristata, Myrrhis longistylis
Family Name: 
Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) - Carrot Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and creeping roots
upright, much branched above, round, thin, smooth and hairless
Stems of Aniseroot
alternate, pinnately compound three times, long petioled below to sessile above, leaflets oval, toothed or lobed, smooth and hairless, somewhat fern-like
Leaves of Aniseroot
Leaves of Aniseroot
5-petaled, white; umbels, compound, flat-topped, dense