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Sweet Cicely

Sweet Cicely

Osmorhiza claytonii

Osmorhiza claytonia 


This understorey woodland species has alternate compound toothed leaves. All parts of the plant when bruised are fragrant and sweet resembling Anise. Small white blooms appear in spring later producing barbed seeds which stick to animal fur to assist in their dispersal. The root of Sweet Cicely has been used to treat sore throat, skin afflictions such as sores, boils & cuts and also as a soothing eye wash.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Pernnial

    Height: 1-3 Feet

    Blooms: June

    Bloom Colour: White

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full to Part Shade

    Soil: Moist, Average, Loam/Organic & Clay Soil

    Habitat: Moist Woods

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