Irish wildflowers

Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris
Photos: The Gearagh, Co.Cork

Wild Angelica
Angelica sylvestris
Family: Apiaceae

Flowering time: July-September. Perennial. Native.

Many-rayed umbels of white flowers, often tinged pink.
Shiny pinnate leaves, toothed leaflets. Stems hollow, purple-green, hairless.
Height: 80 - 200 cm

Throughout Ireland on riverbanks and in damp meadows, grassland, woods.

Similar: Hogweed, Heracleum sphondylium.
Hairy, dull green leaves. Notched petals.

Photograph above: The Gearagh, Co.Cork

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