Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA Mountains

Look for it in mesic forests at moderate to high elevations, grassy balds, brookbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Angelica triquinata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Angelica triquinata   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-32-002:
Angelica triquinata   FAMILY Apiaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Angelica curtisii

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Angelica, Filmy Angelica, Appalachian Angelica


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image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm110402_265

April    Madison County    NC

Max Patch

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0407m_24

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0407t_03

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Umbels w 13-25 rays Nectar apparently intoxicating to yellow jackets & hornets, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_21

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_07

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

A stout, smooth, and sometimes purplish stem. Umbels 3-6" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm070721_044

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm070721_046

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Leaves reduced in size above: upper ones sometimes consist of only a sheath, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm070721_048

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm090709_184

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaflets coarsely toothed w minutely ciliate margins & sharp-pointed apices, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm090709_188

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Angelica triquinata

Steve Marlow    jkm090709_239

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Leaves pinnately or bipinnately divided, the larger leaf segments ~3" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Angelica triquinata

Tim Spira    tps_atriquinata

July        

A stout herbaceous perennial 2-5' tall, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_04

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_04c

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4007

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4009

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm140907_385

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm140907_385b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruit smooth capsules (schizocarps), strongly flattened, w 2 lateral wings, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm140907_388

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    s070917_a

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Upper petioles conspicuously expanded, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    s070917_b

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Angelica triquinata

JK Marlow    jkm0411b_32

November    Madison County    NC

Max Patch