Linaria vulgaris


Common Names: Butter-and-eggs, common toadflax, yellow toadflax
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Plantain family


A perennial plant with short spreading roots, erect to decumbent stems 15 to 90 cm high, with fine, threadlike, glaucous blue-green leaves 2 to 6 cm long and 1 to 5 mm broad. The flowers are similar to those of the snapdragon, 25 to 33 mm long, pale yellow except for the lower tip which is orange, borne in dense terminal racemes. The fruit is a globose capsule 5 to 11 mm long and 5 to 7 mm broad, containing numerous small seeds.

Commonly found in meadows, along roads, in dunes, and on disturbed and cultivated land. Blooms from mid summer to mid autumn.

Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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