Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, woodland borders, longleaf pine sandhills, hammocks, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Angelica venenosa   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-32-001:
Angelica venenosa   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Angelica villosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Angelica, Downy Angelica, Deadly Angelica


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JK Marlow    jkm080329_016

March    Pickens County    SC

Keowee Toxaway State Natural Area

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JK Marlow    jkm060528_024

May    Greenville County    SC

Stem leaves dark green, thick, and compound. Leaflet margins toothed, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of American Lovage, Hairy Angelica and Water Hemlock

image of Angelica venenosa

JK Marlow    jkm170527_065

May    McCormick County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_317

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_321

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_326

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_327

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_329

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_334

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_342

June    Pickens County    SC

The slender stem is densely fine-hairy above and in the inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_344

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_348

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_351

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm060704_019

July    Greenville County    SC

Pollinator at work

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JK Marlow    jkm060704_031

July    Greenville County    SC

The umbels are compound, with 16-25 spreading rays 2-5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s060704_a

July    Greenville County    SC

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

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JK Marlow    jkm0508h_03

August    Greenville County    SC

The downy fruit has 2 lateral wings, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm0509e_20

September    Greenville County    SC

The species name "venenosa" means very poisonous, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm131002_800

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm131002_800b

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm131002_804

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Fruit hispid, strongly flattened dorsally, ribbed, the lateral ribs winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.