Osmorhiza claytonii (Michx.) C.B. Clarke
Osmorhiza aristata (Thunb.) Makino & Yabe var. brevistylis (DC.) B. Boivin
Washingtonia claytonii (Michx.) Britton
Sweet Cicely, Clayton’s Sweetroot, Sweet Jarvil, Woolly Sweet Cicely
Sweet cicely is part of the same family that includes carrots and parsely. It is a native of North America.
Identification: These plants grow in deciduous forests. Plants are 12-36" (30-91 cm), with fuzzy stems and leaves. Leaves are divided into threes twice or three times. Flowers are modest clusters of white flowers, each ⅛" (3.2 mm) around and have five tiny notched white petals. Fruits look like tiny brown beans ½-1" (1.3-2.5 cm) long.
Osmorhiza claytonii at Minnesota Wildflowers
Osmorhiza claytonii at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Osmorhiza claytonii on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database
Osmorhiza claytonii at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
Osmorhiza claytonii at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site
Osmorhiza claytonii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.