Other common names:
Clayton's Sweetroot, Sweet Jarvil, Woolly Sweet Cicely|
Other scientific names:
Myrrhis claytonii, Osmorhiza brevistylis, Washingtonia claytoni
Osmorhize de Clayton
Parsley Family (Apiaceae)
Fuzzy stem and leaves, sparse cluster of small white flowers.
Aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis) - Very similar, but stems smooth. Anise-like smell. The flowers are denser, not as sparse.
Honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis) - Flowers are smaller.
Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) - Seeds have curly tips.
Spring; White; 5 parts (petals)
Alternate, Compound, Toothed
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 224
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 52
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 129
Sweet Cicely is very similar to Aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis). It is distinguished by its fuzzy stems (Aniseroot has smooth stems).
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