Angelica venenosa is a perennial herb to 2 m tall, stems stout, hairy.
Leaves alternate, 2-3 times pinnate, leaflets elliptic, to 4 cm long, finely toothed, larger leaves long-stalked, upper leafs smaller with short, sheathing stalk, tubular, slender, to 1 cm wide, upper sheaths sometimes with little or no blade.
Flowers small, white in umbrella-shaped clusters, to 15 cm wide, rays 18-35, July-Aug.
Fruit dry, oblong to 0.7 cm, base lobed, lateral ribs winged.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Dry woods, thickets.