Osmorhiza occidentalis (Sweet anise)

Low to moderate moisture requirement; generally grows in partial shade. Perennial with yellow or whitish umbel-type flowers blooms June to August. Grows most often among aspen stands, open conifer woodlands, or on brushy slopes in the mid to higher elevations in its range. A palatable species with a distinct licorice-like odor.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Apiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: up to 48 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow or white

Bloom Period: June-August

Annual Precipitation: 18-119 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes 

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.2-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 29,800

Seeding Rate: 15 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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