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Angelica atropurpurea - L.
                 
Common Name Purplestem Angelica
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[238].
Habitats Rich thickets, bottomlands and swamps[43].
Range Eastern N. America - Newfoundland to Ontario and Minnesota, south to Delaware, Illinois and Iowa.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Angelica atropurpurea Purplestem Angelica


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Angelica atropurpurea Purplestem Angelica
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Physical Characteristics
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Angelica atropurpurea is a PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Archangelica atropurpurea. (L.)Hoffm.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots and leaf stalks - raw or cooked[55, 105, 177]. When boiled in two lots of water they form a vegetable that strongly resembles celery. They can be peeled and eaten in salads or blanched and cooked like asparagus[183]. The stems can also be candied and used as a sweetmeat[2]. Root, leafstalks and stems - candied[177, 183].
Medicinal Uses


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Carminative;  Diaphoretic;  Emmenagogue;  Sedative;  Stomachic;  Tonic.

A tea made from the leaves is carminative and stomachic[222]. It is also used in the treatment of colds, rheumatism etc[222]. The seed and roots can also be used and have a stronger effect[222]. The plant has similar properties to angelica, A. archangelica, though it is inferior since it is less aromatic[4]. The root is carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, stomachic and tonic[257]. An infusion has been used in the treatment of fevers, colds, flatulent colic and other stomach disorders, obstructed menses and as a general tonic for women[257]. Externally it has been used as a gargle for sore throats and mouths and as a poultice for broken bones, swellings etc[257]. It has also been used, both internally and externally, as a treatment for rheumatism[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[200]. Plants are reliably perennial if they are prevented from setting seed[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability[200]. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring. The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Angelica acutilobaDong Dang Gui21
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Angelica crucifolia 20
Angelica dahuricaBai Zhi23
Angelica decursiva 22
Angelica edulis 20
Angelica genuflexaKneeling Angelica21
Angelica gigasGiant Angelica, Purple Parsnip, Korean Angelica22
Angelica glauca 21
Angelica japonica 30
Angelica keiskei 20
Angelica koreana 20
Angelica laxiflora 01
Angelica megaphylla 20
Angelica montana 20
Angelica polymorpha 22
Angelica pubescensDu Huo23
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Angelica sylvestrisWild Angelica,Woodland angelica32
Angelica uchiyamanae 01
Angelica ursina 20
Aralia chinensisChinese Angelica Tree, Pumila Spirea, Chinese Astilbe22
Aralia elataJapanese Angelica Tree, Angelica Tree22
Aralia mandschuricaManchurian Angelica Tree22
Aralia spinosaHercule's Club, Aralia spinosa, American Angelica Tree, Hercules' Club, Devil's Walking Stick22
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