Lamiastrum galeobdolon – Yellow Archangel

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Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) is an edible plant in the mint family that came from Europe. Yellow archangel is a competitive and fast-growing plant that is capable of out-competing native understory plants.
Yellow archangel can be identified by its hairy, toothed leaves with silvery markings. The plant produces yellow tubular flowers April-June. The leaves have a somewhat unpleasant odor when crushed.
The entire yellow archangel plant is edible. Young leaves can be eaten raw. Flowers can be used in dishes for decoration. The plant is often added to tea blends.
Yellow archangel has been used medicinally to relieve bladder paralysis and treat kidney problems.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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