About This Species
Yellow archangel (Artillery plant, Aluminium plant, Yellow weasel-snout) is a perennial plant that introduced from Europe as a horticultural plant that has since escaped and become invasive. This plant prefers shady sites such as forested areas and grows in a dense mat that smothers native plants. It spreads by seed and plant fragments, and by animals and humans passing through the vegetation. Yellow archangel is designated as a Regional Containment/Control species by the BC Provincial Priority Invasive Species List.
How to Identify
Yellow archangel is a ground cover perennial plant with square-sided stem that grows from 30-60 cm in height.
Small, yellow flowers grow in a clump close to the stem.
Leaves are hairy, oval to heart-shaped, with toothed edges, and are dark green with an outer silver lining.
Prevention is the best approach.
- Yellow Archangel Factsheet PDF
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