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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-16-002:
Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Linaria linaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon


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image of Linaria vulgaris, Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon

Ben Geer Keys    bgk842_55b

July        

Flower has an orange "palate" that nearly closes the throat of the corolla, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Linaria vulgaris, Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon

Ben Geer Keys    bgk842_55c

July        

Leaves numerous, narrow, distributed uniformly up to the inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Linaria vulgaris, Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon

Ben Geer Keys    bgk842_a

July        

1"-long yellow flowers with downward pointing spurs, crowded in a spike, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Linaria vulgaris, Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_091219EClayCty10ed

September    Clay County    NC

image of Linaria vulgaris, Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_091219EClayCty11ed

September    Clay County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-16-002:
Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Linaria linaria

 

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842

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, rarely basal leaves whorled

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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