Garden Angelica - Angelica archangelica

Description

A robust upright, aromatic plant to 2 metres, with cream or greeny-yellow flowers 2 to 4 mm in umbels that may be 25 cm across.

Similar Species

Wild Angelica

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

A very robust plant; glabrous, or nearly so; hollow stems; upper leaves with strongly inflated petioles, fruits flattened, oval, with thick corky wings

Recording advice

A photo of the plant in its habitat, showing umbels, basal leaves and fruits

Habitat

River valleys and disturbed ground.

When to see it

Flowers June to September.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain as a casual or naturalised plant.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland where it occurs mainly in the Soar valley – it is rare elsewhere in our area. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 5 of the 617 tetrads.

In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien (neophyte); locally frequent along R Soar; rare elsewhere.

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