Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested Uses: Sweet Cicely is an excellent plant for woodland gardens and rain gardens. Grows well under evergreens. Attracts beneficial insects. All parts of the plant are edible and have an anise-like scent and flavor.
Native Range: Native to the Midwest, Appalachia and the Northeast.
Pollinators: Small bees and other beneficial insects.
Flowers: The 5 petaled flowers are about 1/16″ wide and grow in sparse slat-topped clusters.
Leaves: The fern-like, alternate leaves are divided into toothed or lobed leaflets 2/3″-3 1/2″ long.
Other Name: Clayton’s Sweetroot
More information: USDA plant profile