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Botanical names:
Lamium galeobdolon Accepted
Lamiastrum galeobdolon Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 20-40 cm
Plant Spread: 30 cm
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Sow at 18-22 C for 4 weeks, move to minimum 4 C for 6 weeks, move to 5-12 C. for germination
Depth to plant seed: 0.5 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees

I love the foliage of this vine!  It is a prolific groundcover.

May Plants for Honey BeesMay Plants for Honey Bees
By Mindy03 on May 11, 2012

May is the month when late spring blooms are going strong and early summer blooms are getting ready to show off. The living is good for honey bees.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Mar 26, 2018 12:33 PM

Class B noxious weed in Washington state (do not allow to spread). This plant spreads quickly, forming dense colonies that out-compete natives. Pull the plant and burn or put in the trash, do not compost as this will just increase the spread.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 12, 2012 9:29 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Spring Plant Swap - CHAT by RickM Jul 30, 2019 8:31 PM 290
Invasive plant labelling by FloridaGirl Jul 16, 2018 6:47 AM 11
Lamium, Lamiastrum, other? by quercusnut May 6, 2018 9:47 PM 5
Anyone know what this plant is? by Rhiannon90 Dec 22, 2017 2:18 AM 4
Please help me to identify ... by codonnell456 Sep 9, 2017 3:52 PM 3
Can someone please help identify this plant by Venezuela May 28, 2017 5:37 AM 5
Identify this plant by Mrtjrt May 27, 2017 9:28 AM 5
Indoor vine needs identification by plantnewbie1 Apr 16, 2017 5:36 AM 5
Somewhat like moon valley by Rez Mar 15, 2017 11:35 AM 11
Plant/groundcover that grows well in forest environment? by DonBrom Oct 29, 2016 2:31 PM 14

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