Scientific Name: Lamium galeobdolon (Lamiaceae).
English Name: Yellow Archangel; Artillery Plant; Aluminium Plant; Yellow Dead-nettle (Mint family).
French Name: Lamier jaune (='yellow dead-nettle'); Ortie jaune (='yellow nettle').
5 Key Characters:
- square stemmed.
- butter yellow hooded tube flowers (2cm long) which sit in whorls around the stems.
- long oval dark green leaves with a pointed tip and toothed edges.
- 40-80cm high.
- favours damp shady places.
Habitat: Hedges and woods.
Flowering Period: April-May-June.
Status: Widely cultivated (cultivars tend to have larger flowers and variegated leaves). Widely distributed, but uncommon in the wild now.
Photographed by Loire Valley Nature: