Angelica gigas

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Angelica gigas
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Order: Apiales
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Genus: Angelica
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Angelica gigas
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Angelica gigas is a biennial or short lived perennial plant from China, Japan and Korea. It inhabits forests, grasslands and streamsides. The roots are used in traditional Chinese medicine.


Plant 1–2 m, stout with deep thick roots. Stem purplish, ribbed. Leafblade triangular-ovate in outline, 20–40 × 20–30 cm, 2–3-ternate-pinnate. Umbel purple, 5–8 cm across. Flowers dark purple-red, obovate. Flowering in late summer.


For moist garden soil in full sun or semishade. Best propagated with seeds in the spring. Flowering the second season and usually dies after flowering.


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