Yellow Archangel - Evergreen to semi evergreen plant that grows very quickly. It is mostly a trailing perennial, though it can grow upright if climbing other plants.
Leaves: Opposite and oval shaped. Toothed and hairy typically with silver-gray markings.
Flowers: Flowers bloom from April through June. Flowers are small, yellow, and two lipped. The upper lip is hooded, and the lower lip has orange/brown markings. Flowers grow in whorls.
Habitat: Yellow Archangel can grow in shade or sunlight. Can sometimes escape people's landscaping into nearby forests, greenbelts, and riparian habitats.
Weed Classification: B Select
Why is it a Noxious Weed?
Escapes easily from gardens and landscapes and becomes very dense groundcover. Outcompetes native species and doesn't provide adequate food or cover for wildlife.
Yellow Archangel spreads quickly and has been documented in many areas in Lewis County. If you know of a Yellow Archangel infestation let us know, though, as mapping efforts are ongoing.