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Help Identifying this plant

Posted by cindyloubears Illinois (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 7, 12 at 16:50

Went for a walk on the bike path today and saw this plant near the creek..I have seen something similar in a garden type city planter in Wisc and was stumped as to what it is.. I can tell you that it stands about 7ft tall.

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RE: Help Identifying this plant

I'd say Angelica sp. though since water hemlock can look very similar, it is always best to leave these plants be in the wild.

As far as a plant in a city planter looking like this, then it was probably Angelica archangelica or simply "angelica." It is a beautiful biennial plant. It is quite stately and interesting in the garden when it is blooming. On a garden tour I was once on, most of the folks were ooohing-and-ahhhing over the angelica in bloom though they couldn't guess what it was. It is pretty common to herb gardeners but not the ornamental/flower garden types that these folks were. Your local nurseries probably carry it in their herb section.

FataMorgana


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RE: Help Identifying this plant

Looks like Angelica atropurpurea, which is not uncommon along streams in IL.


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