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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Yellow Archangel

Lamiastrum galeobdolon

Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) is considered a shade tolerant species which is commonly found in hanging baskets and as ground cover. With many methods of reproduction, yellow rchangel can spread rapidly, covering natural forest floors while not providing any nutritional or cover value to animals.

Currently abundant in the Lower Mainland, yellow archangel can also be found on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands along with several isolated patches within BC. Easily escaping from gardens and residential properties, this plant can be found taking over natural vegetation in forested areas, green belts, and riparian areas.

Yellow archangel can be identified by its trailing ground cover growth, sometimes growing uprights if it is attempting to grow over something. They have hairy oval shaped tooth leaves, typically with silver-gray markings. Their flowers are small and yellow with orange and brown markings; flowers will form into 4 nutlets containing one seed each.

Yellow archangel has several forms of reproduction including: seed dispersal, fragmentation, and nodes on their stem. With multiple forms of spread, it is important to properly care for existing yellow archangel plants and avoid purchasing them. When choosing ornamental plants please be ‘PlantWise’ and replace with non-invasive alternatives. 

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