Angelica triquinata from Ellie in NC


Could you please identify this NC wildflower for me? I took this picture in Pisgah National Forest along the Blue Ridge Parkway in early September.
Thanks for your expertise and your time.
Sincerely, Ellie S

Hi Ellie,
Your plant is one of the angelicas in the parsley family [Apiaceae], Angelica triquinata, which is found mostly in the North Carolina mountains.  The image you sent is of the fruits, probably not quite mature – the flowers are no longer present.

The link below will show you more images of the plant as well as other links:

I hope that this helps, and thanks for your question!

Steve Hill  – South Carolina Native Plant Society [SCNPS]
Dr. Steven R. Hill
University of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois

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