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Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), fam. Apiaceae.
Occurs in the forest along the water reservoirs.
Blooms in the middle of summer. Differs from the close species Garden Angelica, or Wild Celery (Angelica archangelica) by relatively flat inflorescences, whereas the second species has mostly spherical inflorescences. The second species has not been found around DVRZ/Kyiv.
The leaves distantly remind Ground Elder (Goutweed), but the latter have leaflets grouped 3 by 3, while wild angelica has them 5 by 5 or 5 by 7, etc. – so the leaves are more branched and lacy. But even if angelica and goutweed are mixed – no worries, they are both edible.
The edible parts are young shoots, leaf petioles, and flower buds, all peeled from the tough outer skin.
The plant provides carminative, diuretic, expectorant, tonic, analgetic action.