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Purple Sweet-cicely - Osmorhiza purpurea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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

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General Description
Stems erect, often branched above, 15–30 cm. Herbage glabrous to sparsely hirsute, non-aromatic. Leaves biternate; leaflets coarsely toothed to incised, 1–6 cm long. Umbels: peduncles becoming 2–8 cm long; rays ascending, 2–5 cm long; involucre and involucel absent. Flowers white; stylopodium discoid. Mericarps hispid, linear-oblong, 8–10 mm long, concavely narrowed to the tip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist coniferous forest, thickets, often along streams; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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