Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum) – Identification

Q: I have always called this vine a Guardian Angel but I can’t find anything listed as that. It has yellow flowers in the spring.

A: Some people call it yellow archangel but my name for it is Garden Devil. The scientific name is Lamiastrum galeobdolon. It has suffocated more ferns and hosta than I can remember and I pluck it out whenever I see the variegated leaves.

I very much liked the plant at one time but regretted planting it when I realized what thug it can be. I suppose it could be safely planted under large azaleas because it seems to tolerate great amounts of shade. Just do some thinking beforehand if you keep it in your garden.

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