Taxon  Report   6002    
Osmorhiza depauperata  Phil.
Bluntseed sweetroot,  Little sweet cicely
Osmorhiza depauperata
© 2011 Jean Pawek
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Osmorhiza depauperata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Osmorhiza depauperata
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Osmorhiza
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Osmorhiza chilensis var. cupressimontana
PLANTS: Osmorhiza obtusa
PLANTS: Washingtonia obtusa
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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 22, 2019).