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Osmoriza claytonii.jpg 

 

NAME: Sweet Cicely

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Osmorhiza Claytonii / Apiaceae or Umbelliferae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Clayton's Sweetroot, Wooly Sweet Cicely

CONDITIONS: shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

licorice

COOK

 

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

licorice

COOK

 

Seeds

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licorice

RAW/COOK

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT/:  Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root;  Seed. Edible Uses: Condiment. Root - cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Leaf stalks - cooked and used as a vegetable. The aromatic roots and unripe seeds are used as anise-like flavourings. Pleasant to chew.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  “Ophthalmic;  Poultice. The root has been chewed or gargled as a treatment for sore throats. A poultice of the moistened pulverized roots has been applied to boils, cuts, sores etc whilst a tea made from the roots has been used to bathe sore eyes.” Root used for putting on weight. (1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Aniseroot, Bishop’s goutweed, Eastern Waterleaf

 

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+claytonii
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmorhiza_claytonii 
  3. http://www.jeffpippen.com/plants/osmorhiza.htm 
  4. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&search=osmorhiza+claytonii&fulltext=1&profile=default  (good photos)