Angelica sylvestris   Wild Angelica CCC DD N

Angelica sylvestris

This is a common umbellifer (member of the Apiaceae family) of mid to late summer. The characteristic of this one is first its sheer size - it can be 1 to 2 m tall, the large inflated sheaths (modified leaves) which enclose the flower bud and the slight pinkish tinge to the umbel. Some plants are very pink all over and so not recognised as being Angelica sylvestris by beginners to field botany.

Angelica sylvestris is found throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland regardless of latitude or height.

South Stack, Anglesey 7th July 2002

Added on 31st October 2004, updated 9th July 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010

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