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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Osmoriza Claytonii / Family: Umbelliferae
Hairy Sweet Cicely, Swink/Wilhelm # 3


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FLOWERING: May to early June

SEED TIMING: Late June to August

HABITAT: Moist woods

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: 1.5 to 3 feet high. Leaves alternate, fern-like, divided into blunt-toothed or lobed leaflets which emit a licorice-like odor when bruised. Stems very hairy. Sparse, flat-topped clusters of small white flowers.

TO PICK: Pods are tapered, blackish, covered with stiff, clinging hairs. Strip or take entire head.


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