Species: Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

Family: Plantains (PLANTAGINACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Plantains (PLANTAGINACEAE)

Many members have flat leaves that seem to lay on the ground, hence the derivation of the name from the Latin ‘planta’, sole of the foot. The flowers are on long, leafless stalks. The best known plantain is the banana.

C. Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

This is one of our native toadflaxes, which from June has yellow flowers with an orange spot on the lower lip. The name toadflax comes from the alleged resemblance between the wide mouth of the flower and the wide mouth of the toad.

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Common Toadflax

Common Toadflax is one of our native toadflaxes, which from June has yellow flowers with an orange spot on the lower lip.

Common Toadflax

The name toadflax comes from the alleged resemblance between the wide mouth of the flower and the wide mouth of the toad.