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Description
Robust tall, almost hairless perennial, to 2m; stems hollow, ridged, generally winged with purple. Leaves 2-3 pinnate, with oblong, sharply toothed segments; upper leaves reduced to large inflated sheaths and partially enclosing the developing umbels. Flowers white or pinkish, 2mm, in umbels 3-15cm across, with numerous rays; bracts few and soon falling, or absent. Fruit oval, (with 3 outstanding ridges) 4-5mm, with membranous wings.
Habitat: Damp places, meadows, fens and woods.
Flowering Season: July-October.
Distribution: Throughout Europe, except for parts of the extreme north and Spitsbergen.
Sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant.

The plant has also been used for dyeing (yellow).

Angelica sylvestris roots have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or tincture for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, nervous system, and also against fever, infections, and flu. In the Middle Ages the plant was cultivated in Monastery Gardens with other plants as a medicine against Pest.

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