FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Angelica sylvestris, wild angelica

Angelica sylvestris; The wild angelica is a more gracile angelica compared to the garden angelica. It differs in the more flattened flower umbels and the finer shaped leaves. It also flowers later (july/august) than the garden angelica. The wild angelic is more restricted to lowland regions of Iceland than the garden angelica. It is a member of the Carrot family (Apiaceae formerly known as Umbelliferae). The Icelandic name of this species is Geithvönn.

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A more detailed view on the inflorescence
Both Angelica species on one photo
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A more detailed view on the inflorescence

Both Angelica species on one photo

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