And NO, I am not the dreaded Heracleum mantegazzianum, commonly referred to as giant Hogweed! I am Angelica archangelica a delightful biennial that grows 1.5m by 0.8m. I am hardy to Zone 4 but am not considered frost tender. My delightful flowers are actually hermaphroditic and are pollinated by insects.
Imagine stumbling upon a mass planting of this statuesque beauty which has self seeded itself into what appears to be an avenue! Gardening friend Marie introduced me to this fabulous plant on a recent visit.