Yellow archangel

Lamium galeobdolon

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Yellow archangel under oak

Yellow archangel, native to 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.

Identify yellow archangel by its variegated leaves. Remove the plants by hand 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.

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