Yellow Archangel flower

The Yellow Archangel plant is a wildflower belonging to the mint family. It have unusual shaped flowers, some say looking like an angel,  which leads to the flower getting its name. The shape however, leads to the flower being easily fertilised by bees gathering nectar.

Yellow Archangel wildflower
Yellow Archangel

I spotted several of these plants while out on the Angmering Park Estate while looking for Bluebells. This area consists of ancient and modern woodland, and along the edges of these woods are an abundance of wild flowers. This sort of environment is perfect for the Yellow Archangel

I took this photograph in mid May, and as you can see some of the flowers are still in the early budding stage, forming ball shapes. This plant will starts to flower in April and will  continue to the end of June.

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