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angelica

stalks

A robust herb growing to 2 m/6 ft or more (Angelica archangelica), native from N and E Europe to C Asia; stem hollow; leaves divided into oval leaflets up to 15 cm/6 in, the stalks with an inflated base; flowers small, greenish-white, clustered in large rounded umbels. Candied leaf stalks are used for flavouring. Aromatic oil produced from the roots is used in perfumes and herbal liqueurs (eg Chartreuse). (Family: Umbelliferae.)

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