Saturday, 22 April 2017
Yellow archangel is so called because, like its cousins the red deadnettle and the white deadnettle, which are sometimes called red archangel and white archangel, it flowers on or near 27th April, the day of the Archangel Michael.
I found this clump flowering beside the Jubilee Way, near the lower entrance from Vilner Farm.
Look carefully at the lower lip of the flower and you may see the red streaks like tiny spots of blood - maybe from the sword of the Archangel Michael.
Here's an extra image taken by Simon Harding