The plant spreads by seeds and by long runners which root at the nodes. The yellow dead nettle is one of the Archangels of the old herbalists and is a close relative of the white dead nettle and the purple one. This is a spectacular plant in the garden, but it can become invasive when it escapes into the wild. Yellow Archangel was originally classified as a member of the Lamium genus, but the botanists, who can not seem to leave well enough alone, have lately shifted it into a genus of its own: Lamiastrum, which apparently means "sort of like Lamium." Yellow toadflax was first introduced to North America by a Welsh Quaker as an ornamental plant. However, it will not stop shoots arising from any roots (or stems that can grow roots) that are left behind. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It has retained its former species name and is thus now Lamiastrum galeobdolon. With multiple forms of spread, it is important to properly care for existing yellow archangel plants and avoid purchasing them. With many methods of reproduction, yellow rchangel can spread rapidly, covering natural forest floors while not providing any nutritional or cover value to animals. Who knows how a weasel smell like? The leaves of a Dandelion are generally 5-25cm long or longer and their flower heads are yellow to orange coloured which are open during the daytime, but closed at night. The safest way to learn about edible wild plants is for someone who already has the knowledge to show you in person. What Do I Really Think. Leave a comment. Aluminium Plant, Artillery Plant, Lamiastrum galeleobdon, Lamium galeobdolon, Galeobdolon luteum) makes a good indoor source of greens, with its long runners hanging down beside a window maximizing use of limited space and light. Easily escaping from gardens and residential properties, this plant can be found taking over natural vegetation in forested areas, green belts, and riparian areas. When it is dumped with yard waste or escapes from intentional plantings, it spreads quickly into forested areas and out-competes native understory plants. It is both edible and medicinal. Required fields are marked *. Learn how your comment data is processed. You can also subscribe without commenting. 365 Frankendael day 331- River of Herbs. This plant, knows scientifically as “Stellaria media”, can be used as a cooling herbal remedy and a safe, nutritious edible. Just looked it up in the Wildflowers of Offaly book. Does the variegated variety flower every year ? It can be very invasive, spreading both by seed and by runners rooting along the ground. Yellow Archangel is in the family Lamiaceae along with dead-nettles and mints. Being a shade loving plant it grows with only a few hours direct sunlight. Chickweed. This article is meant only as a guide and is largely a record of my recent forages. Have you come across this, and is it as edible as the wild-type? This one is great! It was the second River of Herbs meeting today and we took a stroll through part of park Frankendael, hunting for Molehills. Cultural: Sheet mulching is effective, but will also kill desired plants. Yellow Archangel is scientifically known as golden dead nettle or yellow archangel, is a stoloniferous spreading perennial of mint family having opposite leaves and square stems which grows to 9 to 15 inches tall but spread by stem fragments, rooting at nodes and spread to 18 inches wide. Chemical: By law, all herbicides must be used in strict accordance with label instructions Glyphosate in combination with garlon (Roundup Poison Ivy & Tough Brush Killer Plus) can be effective. Nice to see this here and good to stumble upon your blog. Get news from the Invasive Species Council of BC delivered to your inbox. In addition to its beauty, it was also used for creating yellow dye, and as a lotion to help heal insect bites. https://paulkirtley.co.uk/2011/yellow-archangel-lamiastrum-galeobdolon It displays the zygomorphic flower morphology, opposite leaves, and square stems typical of the mint family, Lamiaceae. Nor does it provide a complete treatment of all poisonous plants that may also be present in the habitat where you find the above-mentioned plants. It will grow in very shady areas but also likes some sun and can pop up in abundance in areas that have been coppiced. Hi Paul, Young flowering tips - cooked. The unpleasant smell of crushed leaves of Yellow Archangel is the source of its specific epithet galeobdolon, which means ‘smelling like a weasel’. When the season is over you will want to either take the plant indoors to cut back and save to use next year or discard it. You can spot the plant all year long because the silver and green leaves are evergreen. 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