Great Angelica

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Great Angelica, also known as Angelica atropurpurea, is indeed a fascinating plant. Here's what I can tell you about it:

Tall and stately: Grows up to 6 feet high with sturdy, hollow purple stems.
Large leaves: Compound leaves can reach 2 feet wide, with ovate leaflets and serrated edges.
Umbels of white flowers: Blooming in summer to early fall, the plant boasts large clusters of small white flowers.
Native to North America: Thrives in moist and swampy woodlands, often found near rivers and streams.
Traditional uses: Angelica has a long history of medicinal and culinary uses, though caution is advised as it can be toxic in high doses.
Interesting facts:

Attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies with its sweet aroma.
Self-seeds readily, contributing to its spread in suitable habitats.
May repel deer and other herbivores due to its strong scent.
Featured in traditional folklore and herbal medicine practices.

Great Angelica, or Angelica atropurpurea, is native to a good chunk of the eastern and midwestern United States. Here's a breakdown of where you can find it naturally:

Eastern States:

Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Mid-Atlantic: Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.
Midwestern States:

Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin.
Additional notes:

While not officially listed as native, populations of Great Angelica have been documented in a few additional states, including Arkansas, Missouri, and Ontario (Canada).
Distribution within states can vary, with the plant preferring moist habitats like swamps, meadows near streams, and wet woodlands.

Great Angelica



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