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Lamiastrum galeobdolon
yellow archangel, golden dead-nettle
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, also in eastern North America.

Habitat: Lowland forest understory, often where disturbed.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Creeping perennial, the stems 2-4 dm. tall, hairy throughout, with a strong odor, and with long, leafy stolons, not rooting at the nodes.


Leaves opposite, narrow to broadly lanceolate, petiolate, prominently veined.


Flowers in whorls at the base of upper leaves; calyx deeply divided, the lobes long and narrow, tapering to a point; corolla yellow, highly irregular, bilabiate, 4-lobed, the upper lip hooded, the lower lip with red-brown streaks; stamens 4, nearly included in the hooded, upper lip.


Nutlets 4

Accepted Name:
Lamiastrum galeobdolon (L.) Ehrend. & Polatschek
Publication: Oesterr. Bot. Z. 113: 108. 1966.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lamium galeobdolon (L.) L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lamiastrum galeobdolon in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lamiastrum galeobdolon checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lamiastrum galeobdolon atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lamiastrum galeobdolon photos.

USDA Plants: Lamiastrum galeobdolon information.

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