Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Osmorhiza claytonii (Michx.) C.B.Clarke image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Apiaceae
Osmorhiza claytonii (Michx.) C.B.Clarke
bland sweet cicely, Clayton's sweet-root, hairy sweet cicely
Osmorhiza: from the Greek osme, "odor," and rhiza, "root," meaning "odorous root," in reference to the fragrance of the crushed root
claytonii: for John Clayton (1694-1773)
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, odorless forb, stem and leaves covered with fine, white hairs; roots thickened
Flower: white, 5-parted, straight styles shorter than the petals; inflorescence a 3" compound umbel with 3-6 stalked, few-flowered, bracted umbellets from the top and the sides of the stem; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry, sides nearly straight and parallel, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit:fruit drawing seed:
Leaf:toothed or lobed, 2 times pinnately-divided; lower stalked, upper stalkless
Habitat: moist; woods, forests
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Myrrhis claytonii Michx.
Osmorhiza aristata (Thunb.) Makino var. brevistylis (DC.) B.Boivin
Osmorhiza brevistylis DC.
Washingtonia claytonii (Michx.) Britton

         
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