PlantsOsmorhiza→Clayton's Sweetroot (Osmorhiza claytonii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Osmorhiza claytonii Accepted
Osmorhiza aristata var. brevistylis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 foot
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Other: Long bristly seeds (schizocarps) that can stick to hair, clothing, or fur
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: 2 months cold moist treatment
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies

Steven J. Baskauf

Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 7, 2013 3:28 AM

When crushed or broken, the leaves of this plant have an anise-like smell or flavor.

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