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Taxon: Angelica archangelica L.

Genus: Angelica
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Selineae
Nomen number: 3415
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:250. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 14-Jul-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Jan-1996
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • angelica   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • angelique   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • garden angelica   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • wild parsnip   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • angélique vraie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • archangélique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Angelika   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Brustwurz   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Engelwurz   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • dâgil' aptečnyj   (Source: F Baltic ) – Transliterated Russian
  • angélica   (Source: Dict Gard ) – Spanish
  • hierba del Epiritu Santo   (Source: Dict Gard ) – Spanish
  • fjällkvanne   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • strandkvanne   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Angelica archangelica subsp. litoralis]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Caucasus: Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Tyumen
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Netherlands; Slovakia
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [n. & c.]
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Serbia

  • widely naturalized elsewhere

    Eastern Asia: Korea
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Northern Europe: Finland; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France
    North America


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  • Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis.
  • Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti. 1988. Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR. [= Archangelica officinalis (Moench) Hoffm.].
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Laasimer, L. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of the Baltic countries; compendium of vascular plants.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Pimenov, M. G. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.


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