Seed Heads #001

by Culti-Vate

1, 2 & 3. Angelica ‘Archangelica’ or Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost or Wild Celery. This delicate seeds head is part of the Apiaceae family or Umbeliferae. Angelica is one of our favourites over here at Culti-Vate, in full bloom or as a ghostly seed head. It is a wonderfully dramatic plant, with lovely sweet scented edible stems & roots, if you break a stem off & take a large whiff you get hints of gin and tonic…
Angelica is a biennial, meaning in the first year it only grows leaves then flowers and seeds in its second year, in the second year Angelica can grow up to 2 meters high, the flowers are a pale green – yellow in colour. Angelica likes damp ground conditions, & grows particularly well near rivers and streams. 
The images above is of a dried Angelica, with just a few seeds clinging on. 
4 & 5. Astrantia Major or Great Masterwort. Astrantia Major is also part of the Apiaceae or Umbeliferae family. To see this intricate flower in full colour click HERE.