Osmorhiza aristata (Thunb.) Rydb., Bot. Surv. Nebraska 3: 37 1894. (syn: Chaerophyllum aristatum Thunb.; Myrrhis aristata (Thunb. ex Murray) Sprengel; Osmorhiza amurensis F. Schmidt ex Maxim.; Osmorhiza aristata (Thunb.) Makino & Yabe; Osmorhiza aristata var. laxa (Royle) Constance & Shan Renhwa; Osmorhiza japonica Sieb. & Zucc.; Osmorhiza laxa Lindl.; Scandix amurensis (F. Schmidt ex Maxim.) Koso-Pol.; Scandix aristata (Thunb. ex Murray) Koso-Pol.; Uraspermum aristatum (Thunb. ex Murray) Kuntze; Washingtonia amurensis (F. Schmidt ex Maxim.) Koso-Pol.; Washingtonia claytonii subsp. occidentalis Koso-Pol.; Washingtonia claytonii subsp. orientalis Koso-Pol.; Washingtonia laxa (Lindl.) Koso-Pol.) as per CoL;
Temp. Asia: Altay, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Japan, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., Manchuria, Mongolia, Nepal, Primorye, Sakhalin, Tibet, West Himalaya, West Siberia as per POWO;
Tibet, China (Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Henan, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan), Northern Caucasus, Siberia (W-Siberia), Russian Far East, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Northern Caucasus (I), Bhutan, N-India (Himalayas), Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir, Jammu), Nepal as per CoL;

Osmorhiza aristata (Thunb.) Rydb. submission AS7 April21: 5 images.

Here’s one new Apiaceae addition to site.
Osmorhiza aristata (Thunb.) Rydb.
Basionym – Chaerophyllum aristatum Thunb.
Family – Apiaceae
Osmorhiza aristata is a native Apiaceae herb having wide distribution across much of temerate Asia, in India it is found wild in temperate Himalayas. As per Flora of China species in highly variable with broad range of morphological variations within species. Fruit is aristate (as its specific epithet refers) characterised by bristles along ribs and have bifid tip.
Photographed in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, elevation 2300m asl
In June 2020




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flora of China  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  PFAF  SEINet  medicinal herbs  Useful Tropical Plants