Osmorhiza Claytbnu - Family, Parsley. Flowers in umbels, with a few involucral bracts underneath. Leaves, thrice-compound. Leaflets oval, toothed, softly hairy, tapering, 2 or 3 inches long. Plant graceful and delicate in its form and foliage. The root is pleasantly anise-scented. May and June.
Open woods in the Northern States, and in the mountains farther south.
0. longistylis has coarser stems than the last, with longer leaflets. Style, long. Fruit, a beaked, roughish capsule. Rich woods.