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Osmorhiza aristata - (Thunb.)Makino.&Yabe.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods in hills and low mountains all over Japan[58]. Forests on mountain slopes or stream banks in grassy places at elevations of 250 - 1120 metres in many areas of China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Osmorhiza aristata


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Osmorhiza aristata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Osmorhiza aristata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[105, 177, 183]. Peeled and eaten raw[179]. Aromatic[266]. Young plant - cooked[183]. Young leafstalks - cooked. Boiled or added to soups etc[177, 183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. A variable species, it is divided into several distinct species by some botanists[266]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any deep moisture-retentive soil in sun or dappled shade[200]. Well suited to naturalistic plantings in a woodland or wild garden[200]. A sweetly aromatic plant[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise sow it in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Osmorhiza chilensis Perennial0.8 5-9  LMHSNM30 
Osmorhiza claytoniiWoolly Sweet-Cicely, Clayton's sweetrootPerennial1.0 5-9  LMHSNM311
Osmorhiza longistylisAniseroot, Longstyle sweetrootPerennial1.2 5-9  LMHSNM311
Osmorhiza obtusa Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNM30 
Osmorhiza occidentalisWestern Sweet-Cicely, Western sweetrootPerennial1.0 5-9  LMHSNM321

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

(Thunb.)Makino.&Yabe.

Botanical References

58266

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