Wild Angelica – Angelica sylvestris

Wild Angelica ( Angelica sylvestris) is a member of the carrot family and is a tall plant, made up of tiny white flowers, which are often tinted with pink, sit upon a tall up right hairless stem reaching up to 2.5m in height.
The flowers appear in large, umbrella like clusters which attract a wide range of insects.
Wild Angelica is a short lived plant which can be found in a wide range of habitats all of which are often based on rich fertile soils, including damp woodland, herb fens, damp rough grassland and sea cliffs / mountain ledges. This is due to the plant being a tough and robust plant that can hold its own in quite tough vegitation, although the plants seeds are its only way to reproduce, therefore it needs to grow in a place of regular disturbanc, the plant is also self fertile and prodcues tens of thousands of seeds per plant.

Height: Up to 250cm
Flowering Time: July to September
Preferred Conditions: This plant prefers a rich based soil, such as damp woodland and damp grassland.Angelica proliferates in acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It can be found in dry or wet habitats but prefers moist slopes. Wild Angelica grows on grazing grounds, cultured land and along streams.

Wild Angelica - Angelica sylvestris