Osmorhiza berteroi DC.
Synonym: Osmorhiza chilensis
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

O. chilensis of Michigan Flora.

Deciduous (beech-maple and northern hardwood), mixed, and coniferous forests and thickets, frequently on thin soil over limestone or other rock, or along trails. Often growing with O. claytonii and O. longistylis. Originally described from Chile, this species is, like O. depauperata, disjunct to North America; and it is also a classic disjunct between western North America, the Black Hills, the northern Great Lakes region, and the east (Newfoundland to New Hampshire). Kartesz and Gandhi (1993) note that the name O. berteroi has priority over O. chilensis. The bruised roots often have at least a weak licorice odor.


Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 3, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=129.