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Angelica archangelica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
an-JEL-ih-kah ark-an-JEL-ih-kah
Description

Angelica archangelica is a biennial, edible herb from the Apiaceae family.  The roots are long, spindle-shaped, thick and fleshy. Angelica prefers damp soil. 

Space: 3 feet

Cultivars:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#yellow#partial shade#summer#edible#biennial#white flowers#herbs#purple leaves#shade tolerant#green flowers#bright green#yellow flowers#summer flowers#loamy soil#bright green leaves
Cultivars:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#yellow#partial shade#summer#edible#biennial#white flowers#herbs#purple leaves#shade tolerant#green flowers#bright green#yellow flowers#summer flowers#loamy soil#bright green leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Angelica
    Species:
    archangelica
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    The leaves and stems are edible and this plant is also used for craft purposes.
    Life Cycle:
    Biennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Edibility:
    The leaves and stems are edible and this plant is also used for craft purposes. Use stems in salads, or raw; leaves in soups, stews, and teas.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Fruit Description:
    The flowers bloom in the summer and then produce oblong fruits with a pleasant scent.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are small yellowish-white, numerous and grouped into umbles. They bloom in the summer and then produce oblong fruits with a pleasant scent.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are bright green and divided into many leaflets which are finely toothed or serrated. They clasp the base of the plant with somewhat purplish bases. The leaves and stems are edible and this plant is also used for craft purposes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are fluted and can reach up to 5 feet tall. The leaves and stems are edible and this plant is also used for craft purposes.