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.

    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


    River valleys and disturbed ground.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to September.

    Life History


    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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