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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Can anyone identify? Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure we didn't plant this so assume it must be a weed. It is a single plant and has outgrown almost everything else in our garden this year.

It has thick hollow stems, with the main stem green/reddish. I am inclined towards digging it out.



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it may be Angelica.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be, it looks a bit like a large celery.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Angelica
two links you might be intrested in http://masdudiable.com/2009/12/03/herb-angelica/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelica_archangelica
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That certainly is it. Reading about it's use as a herb it's a pity to dig out but it is too large for our small garden.
The soil isn't great in the area it is growing so I'm surprised it got so big. We landscaped garden 2 years ago and I reckon it survived this. But the house is pretty old and maybe a former owner did plant to ward off evil spirits, as your link mentions.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the seed was introduced accidently by the landscapers in a pot of herbs from the nursery.
Lots of people on here reccomend Seedaholic so I looked it up again for you click here http://www.seedaholic.com/angelica-archangelica-garden-angelica.html
I should take a break from this site as its too addictive or im ;iving a sad life.
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