Calflora
Taxon  Report   6000    
Osmorhiza brachypoda  Torr.
California sweet cicely,  California sweetcicely
Osmorhiza brachypoda
© 2014 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Osmorhiza brachypoda
© 2005 Keir Morse
Osmorhiza brachypoda
© 2005 Keir Morse
Osmorhiza brachypoda, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Osmorhiza brachypoda
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Osmorhiza
Communities: Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Osmorhiza brachypoda var. fraterna
More information about  Osmorhiza brachypoda
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (OSBR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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