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
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