Yellow Archangel: the artillery flower | Nature Notes from Dorset

The yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) displays all of the characteristic features of the Labiate family (the mints); a square stem and tubular flowers. It is much like a yellow version of the more common white deadnettle.
This flower is found almost exclusively in broad-leaf woodlands, especially along woodland edges and rides. It flowers in May and June and is widespread in Dorset but not particularly common. It prefers rich calcareous soils which does limit its range a little.
 
This is also known as the artillery flower for reasons that are not exactly clear

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