Wild Angelica - Angelica sylvestris

    Alternative names

    A tall robust almost hairless plant often reaching one metre in height and sometimes 2 metres. Stems are hollow, ridged and often tinged purple. Flowers white or pinkish 2 mm in umbels. The developing umbels partially enclosed in inflated sheaths.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Glabrous, or nearly so; hollow stems; upper leaves with strongly inflated petioles; fruits flattened, oval, with thin membraneous lateral wings


    Damp meadows, ditches and woods.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 328 of the 617 tetrads.

    In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native; occasional

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map