Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Osmorhiza longistylis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Osmorhiza longistylis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-08-002:
Osmorhiza longistylis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Osmorrhiza longistylis

 

COMMON NAME:
Aniseroot, Smooth Sweet Cicely, Longstyle Sweet-cicely


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Look for it in moist fertile forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont, uncommon in GA Mountains)

 

shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Osmorhiza longistylis   FAMILY Apiaceae

Aniseroot, Smooth Sweet Cicely, Longstyle Sweet-cicely