Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Anise-root, Smooth Sweet Cicely
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JK Marlow jkm090102_092
January Walker County GA
The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain
Roots, stems, leaves and fruits have the scent of anise or licorice, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_osmorhiza_longistylis
Umbellets 4-6(8) per umbel, on rays 1.5-5(7.5)cm long: umbel rather crowded, per Weakley's Flora.
Keith Bradley kab_o_longistylis_03045
Similar to O. claytonii, but anise-scented & styles much longer than petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmolongistylis_wads
April Pickens County SC
Flowers (6)9-18 per umbellet..., umbel rather crowded, per Weakley's Flora.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmolongistylis_swain1
May Swain County NC
Egg-shaped leaflets deeply lobed & toothed. Stem nearly smooth (occ. hairy), per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.
COMPARE Osmorhiza species