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What is in Bloom? Woodland Angelica (June – August)

Published on Friday July 29, 2022
Authored by PEIISC

Woodland Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) is a priority invasive species on PEI. You can most commonly find it along roadways in moist ditches or fields. It is a robust plant that can grow in full shade or full sunlight.

Identify the angelica by looking for flowers with lilac-tinged clusters on umbrella-shaped flower heads. The stem is bamboo-like, smooth and often has purple joints. The leaves are large with toothed-edges.

It reproduces by seed and is present in three out of four maritime provinces, PEI, NS and NB, along with Quebec and Ontario. Look for these two-meter-high plants on your next drive in PEI!