Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Wild Angelica
Angelica sylvestris
of the Carrot family
a perennial
1 -25 m high
blooms July-October
likes damp places in rough grassy places, fields, meadows
can be seen by the Pond and between there and the Roman Bath-house

This plant was thought to aid to digestion and Nicholas Culpeper, a 17th Century herbalist, claimed it could provide resistance to "all epidemical diseases". These 'heavenly' properties associated with the plant gave rise to its name "angelic". Today the plant is used in candy form as decoration on cakes.