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Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria dalmatica (L.) P. Mill.


Linaria dalmatica is a short-lived, perennial herb that can grow 3.9 ft. (1.2 m) tall. The overall form of the plant is narrow and upright, with multiple stems growing from a single woody base.
Leaves are pale green, waxy, and heart-shaped, about 1-3 in. (2.5-7.6 cm) long in length, that clasp the stem at the base.
Flowering occurs in May-September, when bright yellow, snapdragon-like flowers develop. Flowers, including the spur, are 1.4-2 in. (3.5-5 cm) long and occur in racemes at the apex of the stems.
Fruits are capsules that are 0.1-0.3 in. (3-7 mm) long. Each capsule contains numerous small, black-brown, ridged seeds.
Ecological Threat
Linaria dalmatica occurs in fields, pastures, roadsides and rangelands. It is native to Europe and was introduced into North America, as an ornamental, in the late 1800s.


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EDDMapS Distribution

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Linaria

Other System Links

Plants: LIDA
Bayer: LINDA
GRIN: 102284
ITIS: 503474
NPDN Host: 36758


Category: Forbs/Herbs