Linaria (weeds)

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Linaria dalmatica flowers (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Bob Nowierski
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Linaria Mill. - (toadflax)

This genus contains around 100 species of herbaceous plants which are mainly found in temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Two species are important weeds in grasses and other crops. These are Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) and yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris). Both are native to Europe and invasive in North America.

The species of Linaria have elongated leaves and a characteristic flower morphology. The flowers or mostly yellowish, sometimes white or purple.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: