© Charlotte Staub Thomas

Angelica
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Angelica arguta
Apiaceae

“ALL GONE!” These words on a label attached to the Lewis and Clark Herbarium sheet of paper tell the unfortunate fate of the angelica specimens. Written probably in the late nineteenth century, they succinctly state that nothing remains. Whether eaten by insects or destroyed some other way, in the years following the return of the expedition to Philadelphia, these specimens had become dust.

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