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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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18 May, 2010

Yellow Archangel (Galeobdolon luteum)

Yellow Archangel display the characteristic features of the Labiate family, a square stem and tubular flowers.

Found mainly in woodlands, especially woodland edges and rides, it is quite widespread in Dorset but not particularly common. It prefers rich calcareous soils which does limit its range a little.

It flowers in May and June and is out now and at its best.