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Angelica atropurpurea

Angelica

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Angelica atropurpurea (Angelica)

This strong-scented, tall, stout perennial has a smooth, dark purple, hollow stem one to two inches in diameter. The leaves are divided into three parts, each of which is again divided, with many broad leaflets all with very broad stalks. The lower leaves are sometimes two feet across, but the upper ones are smaller. From June to July the greenish-white flowers are produced in rounded heads, up to 10 inches in diameter. It has an aromatic odor, and the fresh root is said to be poisonous.

Additional Information:
A host plant to the Black Swallowtail butterfly.


Height
4-6 Feet

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Butterfly Host