While not yet well known in North America, Angelica is a fragrant medicinal herb that is renowned in its natural habitat in eastern Europe and Siberia. A member of the carrot family, this biennial plant produces tall umbels of yellow-green flowers in its second year before setting seed and ending its life cycle. All parts of the plant are edible; the leaves are used to season soups and stews, and the stems are often roasted, sautéed, or even candied. Angelica is a great addition to a garden because it attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects.
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