Mountain Sweet Cicely

Osmorhiza berteroi
  • Description: Taprooted perennial with slender stems, 30-100cm tall. Carrot-like leaflets toothed and thin. Flowers are greenish-white and inconspicuous in loose umbels.
  • Habitat: Coniferous and broadleaf forest understory, forest edges, thickets, and shady areas.
  • Pairs with: Vanilla leaf, dull Oregon grape, sword fern, evergreen huckleberry, and salal.
  • Fun Fact: The leaves are edible and have a pleasing anise flavour. The roots are medicinal and have been used in preparing root-beer.

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