Taxon  Report   6003    
Osmorhiza occidentalis  (Nutt.) Torr.
Mountain sweet cicely,  Western sweet cicely, Western sweetroot
Osmorhiza occidentalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Osmorhiza occidentalis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Osmorhiza occidentalis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Osmorhiza occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Osmorhiza occidentalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Osmorhiza
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Glycosma occidentalis
PLANTS: Osmorhiza ambigua
More information about  Osmorhiza occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 23, 2019).