Osmorhiza occidentalis

Osmorhiza occidentalis

Sweet anise

Previous scientific name(s): Glycosma occidentalis, Osmorhiza ambigua

Low to moderate moisture requirement; generally grows in partial shade. Perennial with yellow or whitish umbel-type flowers blooms June to August. Grows most often among aspen stands, open conifer woodlands, or on brushy slopes in the mid to higher elevations in its range. A palatable species with a distinct licorice-like odor.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
16 
- 36 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
15 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
19.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
29,800
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow - White
Blooming Season: 
Summer