Angelica/ Alexanders

Angelica atropurpurea
An up to 9' plant with a stout, smooth, purple stem. Tiny white flowers are borne in compound umbels. The leaves are in 3's, and each may be further divided into 3 or 5 leaflets. The base of the leaf stem is swollen into a sheath, like Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximus), but the plant is not wooly. Blooms May-June in swamps, along streams, moist bottom lands.