Osmorhiza claytonii, or Sweet Cicely, is a 1-2 foot, woodland perennial with fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers blooming in late spring. Sweet Cicely prefers rich moist soils in shady to semi-shady areas. Native Americans chewed the root or gargled root tea for sore throats. When crushed, the plant emits a sweet licorice smell.

Light: Part Sun-Shade
Soil moisture: Medium-Dry
Height: 2′

Osmorhiza claytonii sweet cicely