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Sweet cicely


Classification:

Family:  Apiaceae, parsley family
Genus, species:  Osmorhiza longistylis

Leaves:
Leaves are pinnately divided. Leaves are parallel to the ground, in flat arrays. Leaves smell like licorice when crushed.

Flowers:
Flowers are tiny, arrayed in flat clusters or umbels at the tips of stems. Female styles are long, extend out of petals, hence the species name, longistylis. Blooms in mid-spring, in May.

Roots:
Roots are aromatic, smell like licorice.

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