Linaria vulgaris

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Scientific Name Linaria vulgaris USDA PLANTS Symbol
LIVU2
Common Name Butter and Eggs, Yellow Toadflax ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33216
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) US Forest Service
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane; openings, disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 1 to 3 feet tall; smooth, grayish-green stems.
Leaves: Pale green, soft, linear and lanceolate.
Inflorescence: 1-inch long yellow flowers with 5 fused petals (2 upper lobes and 3 lower), an orange bearded throat, and a yellow spur, flowers densely clustered in racemes (spikes).
References: Descr. adapted from "Field Guide for Managing Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflaxes in the Southwest", US Forest Service.
Colorado Status
Introduced
Noxious Weed

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