Yellow Archangel (Lamium Galeobdolon)
About Yellow Archangel
Yellow Archangel is a trailing evergreen, perennial groundcover with square stems. The heart-shaped leaves are typically
variegated and slightly hairy with silvery-grey markings. For a short time, it has small upright yellow flowers. It is very
aggressive and well adapted to growing in shaded and open areas. It spreads by vegetative runners, growing up and over forest-
dwelling plants and smothering them. It takes over natural vegetation in forested areas, green belts, and riparian areas. The
seeds are dispersed primarily by ants and it does not provide any nutritional or cover value to animals.
How to Remove
- The best way to control yellow archangel is to prevent its escape from pots and containers, do not dump or compost live
hanging baskets that contain yellow archangel. With multiple forms of spreading avoid purchasing this plant.
- Hand pull or dig out plants when soil is moist, starting at the outside of the infestation and working towards the center.
Cutting or mowing does not control yellow archangel and may spread it.
- Monitor for a few years following removal.
- Place in heavy trash bags for transportation to a proper green waste disposal facility. Disposal facilities: Salish Soils, Pender
Harbour Transfer Station, Gibson’s Residential Green Waste Drop Off Site.
- Alternative plants: Foam Flower, Hosta, Purple Wintercreeper, Yerba Buena.