This is a bizarre and highly ornamental species of Angelica, native to Spain and Portugal, and not commonly grown in North American gardens. In their first year, plants form a clump of large, glossy green leaves, a bit like a Cow Parsnip. The following summer an upright stem appears, bearing huge umbels of white flowers and eventually produces seeds which will self sow to produce successive generations. A great textural plant for a moist site in sun or partial shade, although it is also tolerant of dry soils and salt spray. Biennial. This is NOT the species of Angelica used for its edible stems. This plant has naturalized in New Zealand, where it is considered a weed.