Taxon  Report   6000    
Osmorhiza brachypoda  Torr.
California sweet cicely,  California sweetcicely
Osmorhiza brachypoda
© 2005 Keir Morse
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Osmorhiza brachypoda
© 2014 Neal Kramer
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 Steve Matson
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.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).