Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Angelica atropurpurea L. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Apiaceae
Angelica atropurpurea L.
common great angelica, great angelica, purple-stem angelica
Angelica: Latin for "angelic," referring to the medicinal properties of the plant, which are said to have been revealed to a monk by an angel who told him it was a cure for the plague
atropurpurea: Latin for dark purple
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: robust, erect perennial, 2'-8' tall forb; stems thick, reddish, hollow, usually single, smooth; taprooted
Flower: white to green, 5-parted; inflorescence a 4"-8" ball-like, compound umbel; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:dry, splitting into 2 seedsseed drawing
Leaf:pinnately-divided, large but getting smaller toward the top, on a 2"-4" clasping stalk
Habitat: full to partial sun; wet; meadows, woods, streambanks, fens, springs; in muddy soil
(Glossary)

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