Angelica atropurpurea L. growing in  marsh.  May be relocated to your garden.  Striking beauty. Purchase from your local herb purveyor.

Note: solid color of purple stem as contrasted to poisonous plant below.

Umbellifores have many delicious and many poisonous members make your selections with the help of an expert.

WARNING: This is the stem of water hemlock, Cicuta maculata L. a poisonous look alike.  Note purple spots, purple blotching of stem.  Hemlock and Angelica are found together in Europe be careful. (More)  Also, Chinese Medicine
Angelica in a Painter Marsh, Edwardsburg, MI .
Dahurian angelica root slices as purchased from a Chinese supermarket in Chicago's Chinatown.


Above: Angelica archangelica L. growing in France, a Medieval herb of significance.  Below:  A. archangelica in my garden, Spring, 2001, April, Edwardsburg, MI.