Osmorhiza brachypoda is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name California sweet cicely. It is native to mountainous and wooded areas of California and Arizona. It is a hairy, aromatic perennial herb growing 30 to 80 centimeters tall. The green leaves have blades up to 20 centimeters long which are divided into toothed or lobed leaflets. The blade is borne on a long petiole. The inflorescence is a compound umbel of many tiny greenish yellow flowers at the tip of a stemlike peduncle. The narrow, elongated fruit is ribbed and bristly, measuring up to 2 centimeters long.
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