Angelica

genus of plants

Angelica is a genus of about 50 species of tall biennial and perennial herbs in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, reaching as far North as Iceland and Lapland. They grow to 1-3 m tall, with large bipinnate leaves and large compound umbels of white or greenish-white flowers.

Angelica
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Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris)
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Angelica

Species

About 50 species; see text

Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) from Thomé, Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885

SpeciesEdit

Some species can be found in Purple Moor and Rush Pastures.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pimenov, M.G. and M.V. Leonov. "The Asian Umbelliferae Biodiversity Database (ASIUM) with Particular Reference to South-West Asian Taxa." Turkish Journal of Botany Vol 28 (2004) pp139-145. online at the TJB Website accessed 5 July 2006.