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Western Sweet-cicely - Osmorhiza occidentalis


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems erect, often clustered, 30–120 cm, villous at the nodes. Herbage puberulent, aromatic. Leaves biternate to bipinnate; leaflets toothed to lobed, 2–10 cm long. Umbels: peduncles 4–20 cm long; rays becoming 2–8 cm long; involucre and involucel absent. Flowers yellow; stylopodium low-conic. Mericarps linear, glabrous, 12–20 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB to CA and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 12

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Habitat
Moist meadows, woodlands, thickets, avalanche slopes, open forest, often along streams; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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