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Re: Angelica question


Hrm.

Make that 'soothing tea and good base' .

Not sure what my fingers were thinking there.  Sorry.

On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 05:39:16PM -0500, Karen Fernsler wrote:
> Angelica archangelica maybe?
> 
>  - Musky smelling
>  - reaches a height of 8ft
>  - large glossy leaves
>  - huge lime-green flowerheads resembling cheerleader's pom-poms
>  - botanically biennial; growing first year, flowering the second then 
>    dying
>  - self sows freely
> 
> Candied stems  were the traditional green decorations on  cakes.
> Young stems can be cooked with rhubarb and soft fruits to sweeten the tartness.
> Dried leaves make soothing tean and a good ase for pot pourri.
> 
> -- from _Traditional Home Book of Herbs_ by Michael Janulewicz
> 
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 06:19:08PM -0400, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> > My friend and club member wants information about a plant that was given
> > to him and is growing in his yard.  It is a fantastic-looking plant about 
> > seven feet tall with broad, deeply-cut leaves - by broad, I mean a foot
> > or more across - and an enormous flower head about 18 inches across.
> > He was told it was "woodland angelica" but has not been able to find
> > out more about it.  I have not had time to research it, but said I bet I
> > know some folks who do know about it.  He was told it is tricky to
> > germinate but may form offshoots around the base of the plant.  He
> > doesn't even know if it is annual or perennial.  It looks like  the 
> > angelicas I have seen before, but about twice as large as anything
> > I have ever seen.  I am a bit suspicious of anything that grows this
> > large in one season.  It's handsome, but could easily become a bit
> > too much.  Any information would be appreciated.
> > Auralie
> > 
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