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Variegated yellow archangel

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Picture of Variegated yellow archangel growing wild

 

TREATMENT & REMOVAL

Being shallow rooted makes mechanical removal a good option, it can be easily pulled/dug out of the ground, however it is important to removal all elements of the plant especially the roots. Herbicide treatments are most effective when applied to the plant in full leaf. As the plant waste is deemed ‘hazardous’ it will need to be taken to a suitably licensed landfill.

WHY IS VARIEGATED YELLOW ARCHANGEL A PROBLEM?

This plant is listed as a Schedule 9 species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, therefore it is an offence to plant or allow to spread into the wild as it will quickly take over habitats. It is not illegal to plant on your own property but it is an offence to allow it to spread onto other properties.

It thrives in low light areas and can dominate woodland areas if left uncontrolled.

ABOUT VARIEGATED YELLOW ARCHANGEL

SCIENTIFIC NAME: amiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum
ORIGIN: Unknown

Variegated yellow archangel is an invasive, non-native plant, producing creeping runners that grow horizontally with a mass of stems growing vertically with variegated leaves and whorls of yellow two-lipped flowers. It is a low-growing herbaceous perennial that grows from underground rhizomes. Leaves are boldly variegated in all seasons, unlike the native Woodland yellow archangel.

  • Variegated leaves with silver markings.
  • Oval-shaped and toothed-edge leaves.
  • Square and opposite stems.
  • Flowers are small, yellow and tubular.
  • Stems grow 1-2ft tall.
  • Unpleasant odour.
HABITAT

Away from cultivation the plant is mainly found in shady locations (e.g woodland and hedges), where it can dominate the ground cover at the expense of other native plants. In gardens it will grow pretty much anywhere if allowed, but prefers shady areas such as underneath bushes, trees or shrubs.

IMPACT: MEDIUM

Due to its rampant aggressive growth, it can swamp and eventually out-compete other native species by forming dense patches. There is evidence of genetic transfer with native subspecies and possible dilution and loss of native genetic diversity.

TOXICITY: ZERO

Variegated Yellow Archangel presents no physical danger to either humans or animals.

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