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Osmorhiza berteroi is broadly distributed across much of North America, including: (a) The western region from Alaska to California eastward to Saskatchewan, South Dakota and New Mexico; (b) The Great Lakes states; and (c) Southeastern Canada plus northern New England. Chief habitats of occurrence include coniferous forests, woodland and disturbed areas at elevation of 100 to 2800 meters.

Known by the common name of Mountain sweetroot, this herb has a stature of 30 to 120 centimeters. Leaf petioles are five to sixteen centimeters; the ovate to obovate leaf blades measure four to twenty cm long by four to twenty cm widely; leaf structure is 2-ternate, with the two to eight cm long leaflets serrate to irregularly cut or lobed.


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