Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Aniseroot at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-08-002:
Osmorhiza longistylis FAMILY Apiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Aniseroot, Smooth Sweet Cicely, Longstyle Sweet-cicely
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JK Marlow jkm180427_1563b
April Sevier County TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Similar to O. claytonii, but anise-scented & styles much longer than petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).
Keith Bradley kab_o_longistylis_03045
Larger flowers & more per umbellet, more umbellets per umbel, shorter rays - than O. claytonii, per Weakley's Flora (2023).
Patrick D. McMillan pdmolongistylis_swain1
May Swain County NC
Egg-shaped leaflets deeply lobed & toothed. Stem nearly smooth (occ. hairy), per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977).
COMPARE Osmorhiza species
JK Marlow jkm0406h_32
June Macon County NC
Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Bald
Roots, stems, leaves and fruits have the scent of anise or licorice, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Moist, fertile forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Carolina Mountains & Carolina Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Flowers in compound umbels
Schizocarp of two mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p224
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p150
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p167
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p035
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p179
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p215
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p116
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