Angelica amurensis is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a branching stem 60 - 200cm tall from a thick, pungently aromatic root that is 15 - 30mm wide[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food
E. Asia - eastern Siberia, China, Japan, Korea
Forest margins, grassy mountain slopes, streamsides; 500 - 1,000 metres[
]. Oak forests, oak-birch forests, shrubby formations, meadows[
Angelica amurensis grows in northern China where winter temperaures are very low. It is found in areas where the hardyness zone ranges from 2 - 4.
Species in this genus generally grow best in a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[
The young stems are eaten as a spring vegetable[
The roots have reputed medicinal value[
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.