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Angelica gigas - Nakai.
                 
Common Name Giant Angelica, Purple Parsnip, Korean 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 Grassy places and open woods in the mountains[187]. In grasses, forests or by stream at elevations around 1000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Purple. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Angelica gigas Giant Angelica, Purple Parsnip, Korean  Angelica


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Physical Characteristics
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Angelica gigas is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.8 m (6ft) at a medium rate.
It 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

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

Young leaves - cooked[177, 183].
Medicinal Uses


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Blood tonic;  Women's complaints.

The root is used in Korea to treat anaemia, hemiplegia and women's diseases[279]. It ontains a number of active compounds and has been shown to increase duodenum motility and have an anti-platelet aggregation action[279].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Specimen, Woodland garden. Requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[200]. Hardy to about -20°c[187]. Plants flower in 2 years from seed[187] and are reliably perennial if prevented from setting seed[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Naturalizing.
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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gonzalez V.
This is a actualization of uses of this plant. Jun 24 2013 12:00AM
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