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Taxon: Osmorhiza berteroi DC.

Genus: Osmorhiza
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Scandiceae subtribe: Scandicinae
Nomen number: 419591
Place of publication: Prodr. 4:232. 1830 Sep
Name verified on: 04-Dec-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • mountain sweet cicely   (Source: Ann Mo BG 71:1162. [as O. chilensis]) – English
  • mountain sweetroot   (Source: Ann Mo BG 71:1162. [as O. chilensis]) – English
  • sweet cicely   (Source: Ann Mo BG 71:1162. [as O. chilensis]) – English
  • western sweet cicely   (Source: Ann Mo BG 71:1162. [as O. chilensis]) – English
  • western sweetroot   (Source: Ann Mo BG 71:1162. [as O. chilensis]) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: United States - Alaska [s.]
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario [s.], Quebec [s.e.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta [s.], British Columbia, Saskatchewan [s.w.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, Michigan [n.], New Hampshire [n.], Vermont [n.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico [n.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chubut, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego; Chile [c. & s.]


  • Lowry, P. P., II & A. G. Jones. 1984. Systematics of Osmorhiza Raf. (Apiaceae: Apioideae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 71:1161. [= O. chilensis Hook. & Arn.].
  • Wetter, M. A. et al. WISFLORA: Wisconsin vascular plant species (on-line resource).
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999 [= O. chilensis Hook. & Arn.].


Check other web resources for Osmorhiza berteroi DC.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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