Osmorhiza occidentalis (Sweet anise)

Also called Western sweetroot. Native perennial with tiny yellow or whitish umbel flowers, blooming June to August. Strong licorice odor. Occurs singly in dry aspen stands and conifer forests, and in large patches on moist sites and streambanks, generally in partial shade; up to 11,000 ft. elevation. Use in woodland and meadow restoration.

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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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