Chilean Sweet-cicely - Osmorhiza berteroi
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems erect, often branched above, 25–80 cm. Herbage glabrous to sparsely hirsute, non-aromatic. Leaves biternate; leaflets coarsely toothed to incised, 2–8 cm long. Umbels: peduncles becoming 10–25 cm long; rays ascending, 3–10 cm long; involucre and involucel absent. Flowers white; stylopodium conic, beak-like. Mericarps erect-hispid, linear-oblong, 11–15 mm long, concavely narrowed to the tip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Lesica (2012) treats this species as O. chilensis
Hook. & Arn., as do many regional treatments.
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).