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Angelica atropurpurea L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Angelica atropurpurea A. A. Reznicek

Marshes and wet shores, sedge meadows and edges of tamarack swamps, stream and river banks, wet hollows or openings in mixed forests. Especially characteristic of cold, springy, seepy habitats, either shaded or sunny.

This is probably our tallest native herbaceous plant, frequently attaining a height of 2–3 m, with hollow purple-red stems as thick as 3–4 cm.


Allegan County
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Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Delta County
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Hillsdale County
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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 29, 2023.