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Osmorhiza claytonii

Osmorhiza claytonii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Apiales
Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Scandiceae
Genus: Osmorhiza
Species: Osmorhiza claytonii

Name

Osmorhiza claytonii (Michx.) C.B.Clarke

References

* J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 2:690. 1879 "claytoni"
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 419588


Vernacular names
English: Sweet Cicely

Osmorhiza claytonii is a North American perennial herb. It is also known as Sweet Cicely, a name it shares with other members of its genus Osmorhiza.

The leaves are yellowish green. There are white hairs on the stem and to a lesser extent on the leaves as well. It is turnately branched, having either three leafed branches. When broken it has an anise like smell or flavor.

The seeds of this plant have barbs on the end allowing them to stick to clothing, fur, or feathers.
References

1. ^ "Osmorhiza claytonii". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Osmorhiza+claytonii+. Retrieved 2008-05-06.

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