Belongs to: carrot family

Compare with: hogweed

Wild angelica Angelica sylvestris

Best time to see: mid Jan to end Dec

Key facts

A tall plant of damp grassland with broad umbels (umbrella-like clusters) of small white flowers

Similar to hogweed, but flowers later and has bi-pinnate (i.e. twice-branching) leaves and reddish stems

The leaf stalks of its cultivated relative are candied as sweets

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