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September 27th, 2022 - Angelica

Getting Hands on in the Hammond: Featured Species

Woodland Angelica

Invasive plant alert! Woodland Angelica is not a native species to New Brunswick, and caution must be used when interacting with this plant. The robust plant has a thick stalk that can grow up to a meter tall, with roots spreading as deep as two and a half meters deep. It features umbrella-like flower heads and leaf sheaths. Plants can grow more than two meters tall and can commonly found along the side of the road. The plant's sap can cause blisters and rashes when exposed to sunlight! According to the New Brunswick Invasive Species Council, woodland angelica poses a serious threat to native biodiversity across New Brunswick. If left unchecked, it could easily spread across Canada, out-competing other native species.


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