Invasive species

Invasive yellow archangel

Yellow archangel under oak

Yellow archangel, originally from Europe and Asia, is a popular groundcover in home gardens because it spreads quickly, especially in shady environments. It can, however, be devastating for the forest ecosystem as it spreads and chokes out native flowers and shrubs.

You can identify yellow archangel by its variegated leaves. Remove the plants manually in June before it sets seed and be sure not to compost the yard debris as the seeds can survive for a period of time.

Read more about yellow archangel in this brochure.