Balkan Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica). Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

Balkan Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)

Home » Galleries and Lists » Wildflowers » Balkan Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)
Balkan Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica). Panguitch Lake, Utah
Balkan Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica). Panguitch Lake, Utah

Common Names: Balkan Toadflax, broadleaf toadflax, and Dalmatian toadflax
Synonyms: Linaria dalmatica
Taxonomy: Plantain (Plantaginaceae)
Habit: Perennial Forb, herb
Flowers: yellow, orange
Bloom: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept
Leaves: alternate
Fruit: capsule

Leaves are broad and heart-shaped and are arranged in an alternating pattern. The leaves are attached to the stem ascending outward and are smooth, waxy and glabrous. In addition, they do not have petioles. The raceme of flowers are bilaterally symmetrical and have spurs pointing downwards.

Distribution: native to western Asia and southeastern Europe that has become a weed in other areas
Seen: UT
Habitat: roadsides, valleys, gravel pits, fields, pastures and overgrazed or deteriorated rangelands