Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Osmorhiza berteroi DC. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Apiaceae
Osmorhiza berteroi DC.
Chilean sweet cicely, tapering sweet-root
Osmorhiza: from the Greek osme, "odor," and rhiza, "root," meaning "odorous root," in reference to the fragrance of the crushed root
berteroi: after Carlo Giuseppe Bertero (1789-1831), an Italian physician
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-32" tall forb; roots thickened
Flower: white to green, 5-parted, mature style shorter than the petals and curving outward; inflorescence a compound umbel with 3-6 stalked, few-flowered, bractless umbellets from the top and sides of the stem
Fruit:dry, slightly flattened and narrowing towards the top with a broad, beak-like tip, splitting into 2 seeds fruit drawing
Leaf:toothed or lobed, 2 times pinnately-divided; lower leaves stalked, upper stalkless
Habitat: moist; cool forests

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Osmorhiza list Google- Images or Text
Osmorhiza chilensis Hook. & Arn.
Osmorhiza divaricata (Britton) Suksd.
Osmorhiza nuda Torr.
Washingtonia divaricata Britton

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