We need help! In recent months our income dropped considerably and we need more donations from our users to avoid getting into financial difficulty. More >>>

Follow Us:

 

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
Angelica atropurpurea Purplestem Angelica


http://flickr.com/photos/52421717@N00/3601878244
Angelica atropurpurea Purplestem Angelica
http://flickr.com/photos/dcaloren/

Translate this page:

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Summary


Physical Characteristics

 icon of manicon of flower
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 species is hermaphrodite (has 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

Dappled Shade;  Shady Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Rich thickets, bottomlands and swamps[43].

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



Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

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.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Angelica acutilobaDong Dang Gui21
Angelica anomala 02
Angelica archangelicaAngelica, Norwegian angelica33
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

 

Print Friendly and PDF

Expert comment

Author

L.

Botanical References

43200235

Links / References

For a list of references used on this page please go here

Readers comment

QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.

3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone.

Add a comment

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Angelica atropurpurea  
All the information contained in these pages is Copyright (C) Plants For A Future, 1996-2012.
Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567,
Web Design & Management
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified (but some can). Please view the copyright link for more information.