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Wild Angelica

Angelica sylvestris

Plant Data

Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
White, often tinged with pink, umbels up to 15cm across.
Fruit:
Flattened, round, oval papery wings. Dispersed by the wind.
Leaves:
Alternate, long-stemmed. Triangular 3-pinnate leaves. Leaflets are sharp-tipped and have serrated margins. Not hairy.
Maximum Size:
2 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
Leaves, stems and flowers are edible but not worth risking because there are so many similar-looking deadly poisonous plants, such as Hemlock Water Dropwort.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Smells slightly of celery.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, riverbanks, woodland.