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.