Lamiastrum galeobdolon (L.) Ehrend. & Polatschek
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Lamiastrum galeobdolon B. S. Walters

A European native spreading from cultivation into disturbed sites, especially forest edges; first collected in 1999 in Lenawee Co. by R. W. Smith.

This is a showy plant, frequently cultivated for its conspicuous bright yellow flowers and whitish-mottled leaves. It can carpet the ground quickly by long leafy stolons. The purple-flowered Lamium maculatum also has whitish-mottled leaves, but the white is in a streak along the midrib. Lamiastrum galeobdolon is also a larger plant with the stem pubescence more appressed.


Emmet County
Ionia County
Lenawee County
Mason County
Ottawa County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 23, 2018.