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A.k.a. purplestem angelica, high angelica, and masterwort. A striking, native member of the carrot family! Flowers are small, but arranged in large, showy compound umbles (flower clusters) supported by thick, purple stems. Hosts the black swallowtail butterfly! Height is variable and largely depends on available water. Tolerates standing water well.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam

Height: 3’-8’

Bloom Color: Green-White

Bloom Time: June-Sep

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract flies and small bees. Hosts the black swallowtail butterfly, the umbellifer borer and cow parsnip borer moths, and two species of aphid.

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