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Angelica tomentosa
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Woolly Angelica
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Angelica tomentosa

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About Woolly Angelica (Angelica tomentosa) Angelica tomentosa is a species of angelica known as woolly angelica. It is native to the coastal mountain ranges of California and southern Oregon, where it grows in wooded areas. This is a taprooted perennial herb producing an erect, hollow stem to heights generally between 1 and 2 meters. The leaves may be nearly a meter long but are actually made up of many leaflike leaflets, each up to 12 centimeters long and lance-shaped to oval and sometimes toothed. The flower cluster is a compound umbel of up to 60 long rays each bearing clusters of whitish or yellowish flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
3.3 - 7 ft (1 - 2.1 m)

Flower Color

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Shade, Part Shade

Elevation ?
7' - 7755'

Annual Precip. ?
16.5" - 158.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.27" - 5.78"

Coldest Month ?
33.5° F - 50.9° F

Hottest Month ?
52.1° F - 77.7° F

Humidity ?
0.08 vpd - 27.25 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
5*, 15, 16, 17*

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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