Great angelica

… that is the common name of the plant which bears this beautiful umbel. [An umbel is a type of inflorescence … an inflorescence is the flowering portion of a plant.] Angelica’s proper name is Angelica atropurpurea. This particular plant was photographed in the same secluded valley in which the image of the fern, posted the other day, was also taken. The genus Angelica is in the same plant family as parsley, fennel, celery, and coriander. You should know that there are some very poisonous close relatives of these edibles, perhaps the most well known of these infamous cousins is Water Hemlock.

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