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Osmorhiza brachypoda

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Species Name: Osmorhiza brachypoda
Common Name: Sweet Cicely

This member of the carrot family has a fern-like texture and clusters of white flowers. Does best with regular water and afternoon shade. Native to our local San Gabriel Mountains.

Plant Family: Apiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 6,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: Central and southern Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi, San Francisco Bay, South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Moist ravines, coniferous forests, woodlands

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