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Virginia Wildflower

Posted by mikeybob (My Page) on
Fri, May 30, 14 at 22:07

This plant appears to be very common here (SW Virginia mountains zone 6) ... the plants grow in the shade, are two to three feet tall, and had little white flowers (they have finished flowering already) ... you can see the seed pods forming.


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RE: Virginia Wildflower

I kind of looks like my cimicifuga racemosa. Does it get white flowers July 4th?


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RE: Virginia Wildflower

Looks like an Osmorhiza sp. If you crush one of the seeds while it is green it should smell like licorice.


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RE: Virginia Wildflower

I crushed a seed and it definitely smelled like licorice ...
must be "sweet cicely" / "sweetroot" ...
thank you both for responding.


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