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Purple-stemmed Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

Reaching heights up to 9 feet, purple-stemmed Angelica is one of Minnesota’s tallest wildflowers. This robust native plant in the carrot family occurs in a wide range of habitats with moist soils. Flowers appear from May to July. Like other plants in the family, the flowers provide easy-to-access floral resources for a wide diversity of flies, bees and other pollinators. The species is a host plant for the Eastern black swallowtail butterfly and the umbellifera borer moth.