Garden Angelica - Angelica archangelica
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.
A very robust plant; glabrous, or nearly so; hollow stems; upper leaves with strongly inflated petioles, fruits flattened, oval, with thick corky wings
A photo of the plant in its habitat, showing umbels, basal leaves and fruits
River valleys and disturbed ground.
Flowers June to September.
Widespread in Britain as a casual or naturalised plant.
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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