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.
Height: 1-3 Feet
Bloom Colour: White
Light: Full to Part Shade
Soil: Moist, Average, Loam/Organic & Clay Soil
Habitat: Moist Woods