Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Angelica archangelica L.
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Damp places in lowland and mountain areas, especially alongside streams, rivers and seashores; growing in full sun or moderate shade.
Comments / notes : Angelica was supposedly revealed to the 14th Century physician Mattheus Sylvaticus by the archangel as a medicinal plant, hence the common name of archangel and subsequent specific epithet archangelica given by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. In the 17th Century the herbalist Nicholas Culpeper wrote '...some called this an herb of the Holy Ghost; others more moderate called it Angelica, because of its angelical virtues.