Wild Angelica

Latin Name:

Angelica sylvestris

Manx Name:

Lus yn ainle


July - September

Locations where this species is found:
Silverdale Glen

This plant is very similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, some of which are highly poisonous. Angelica is most easily identified by its leaves, but its purplish stems and lilac-tinted flowers also help to distinguish it from other species.

Angelica is edible, but foragers should be extremely cautious to avoid similar-looking plants such as Poison Hemlock.

Angelica prefers damp and shady places, so it is often found in the island's glens.

The Manx name for this flower is "Lus yn ainle", which means "Plant of angels".
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