PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Aniseroot

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Osmorhiza longistylis / Apiaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  American sweet cicely, licorice root, wild anise, sweetroot

CONDITIONS: partial shade

 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

Licorice

RAW/COOK

Spring

Leaves

Licorice

RAW/COOK

Spring

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

Licorice

RAW/COOK

Fall

Seeds

Licorice

 

Summer

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT:  Root - Very sweet, aromatic and fleshy. A spicy flavour similar to anise, the roots are chewed, made into a tea or used as a flavouring. Leaves and young shoots - raw. An anise flavour, they are added to salads. The green seeds have an anise flavour and are used as a flavouring in salads, the dry seeds are added to cakes etc. (1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Birthing aid;  Ophthalmic;  Poultice;  Stomachic. (1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Aniseroot https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Osmorhiza+longistylis and Bishop’s goutweed

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: 

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Osmorhiza+longistylis
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmorhiza_longistylis