Taxon  Report   6004 
Osmorhiza purpurea  (J. Coulter & Rose) Suksd.
Purple sweet cicely,  Purple sweetroot
Osmorhiza purpurea
© 2013 Steve Matson
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Osmorhiza purpurea
© 2013 Steve Matson
Osmorhiza purpurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Osmorhiza purpurea
© 2014 Susan McDougall
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Osmorhiza
Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Osmorhiza chilensis var. purpurea
PLANTS: Osmorhiza leibergii
PLANTS: Washingtonia purpurea
More information about  Osmorhiza purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2018).

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