Herb latin name: Angelica montana
Synonyms: Angelica gingidium, Anisotome gingidium, Gingidium montanum, Ligusticum gingidium
Edible parts of Angelica montana:One report says that it is edible and has an anise flavour, the part that is eaten is not specified.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Coastal to higher montane grassland, rocky and gravelly places, southwards from latitude 38°s on North and South Islands.
Propagation of Angelica montana:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring. The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.
Cultivation of the herb:Coastal to higher montane grassland, rocky and gravelly places, southwards from latitude 38°s on North and South Islands.
Medicinal use of Angelica montana:None known
Known hazards of Angelica montana:All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.