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Purple Sweet-cicely - Osmorhiza purpurea

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
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).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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

References
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