Answer: Without seeing the plant, I'm only guessing its true identity, but here's my best shot: Angelica leaves have a licorice-like flavor, and while the hollow stems have a purplish color, the leaves are green. On the other hand, licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is cultivated extensively in Russia, so it's possible that what you had was actually licorice. Either of these plants grows in full sunshine, in average soils. Seeds are available from Nichols Garden Nursery, 1190 Old Salem Rd. NE, Albany, OR 97321-4580.
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