WILD ANGELICA

Correction - your Author thinks this is Ground-Elder !

Angelica sylvestris

Carrot Family [Apiaceae]

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status
statusZnative
 
flower
flower8white
 
inner
inner8green
 
morph
morph8hemizygo  morph8zygo
 
petals
petalsZ5
 
type
typeZclustered
 
type
typeZumbel
 
stem
stem8round
 
stem
stem8hollow
 
stem
stem8ribbed
 
smell
smell8angelica smell8musk smell8aromatic
angelica

25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
An umbellifer growing to 2m in woods, hedgebanks and stream-banks with white flowers.


25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
A raft of them waft a strong pleasant aromatic smell.


25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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25th June 2013, Maghull, Leeds & L/pool Canal, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
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Easily confused with : Ground-Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) which has similar leaves but they are only up to 2-pinnate rather than 3-pinnate of Wild Angelica. The stems are green (rather than often suffused purple), any sheaths under the branches are small or absent, and the fruits lack wings and have the two long stamens stretching wide apart like an old V-shaped TV aerial for 405-line B&W sets.

Not to be semantically confused with : Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) [a plant with similar common name to the scientific name of Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris)]

Easily mistaken for : Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Features : The stems are purple. The flowers are in umbels where the secondary umbellets are separated from each other. The sheaths below the armpits of the leaves emerging from the main stem are very inflated. But upper leaves are just large sheaths with tiny leaflets. There are no bracts beneath the umbels but many short bracteoles under the (secondary) umbellets.


  Angelica sylvestris  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Apiaceae  

Distribution
 family8Carrot family8Apiaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Angelica
Angelica
(Angelicas)

WILD ANGELICA

Angelica sylvestris

Carrot Family [Apiaceae]