Linaria vulgaris Mill.

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Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Scenic Drive, Nyanga NP

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Troutbeck to World's View, Nyanga

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Troutbeck to World's View, Nyanga

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Troutbeck to World's View, Nyanga

Linaria vulgaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Troutbeck to World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Linaria acutiloba Fisch. ex Rchb.
Common names: Butter-and-eggs (English) Common toadflax (English) Yellow toadflax (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Description:
Patch-forming herb to 150 cm. Leaves numerous, spirally arranged on the stem, linear-lanceolate, glaucous. Calyx deeply dissected into 5 narrowly triangular lobes. Corolla bright yellow with the palate orange on the upper surface. Spur 2 cm.
Notes: This is a garden plant, which readily escapes from cultivation onto roadsides.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: High rainfall, high altitude areas, on roadsides and grassy places, sometimes under pines
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe and temperate Asia, introduced in North America and cooler, high rainfall areas in Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 14 August 2006
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Linaria vulgaris

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Linaria vulgaris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Linaria vulgaris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Linaria vulgaris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Linaria vulgaris
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Linaria vulgaris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Linaria vulgaris
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Linaria vulgaris
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Linaria vulgaris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Linaria vulgaris
Ispot Southern Africa: Linaria vulgaris
JSTOR Plant Science: Linaria vulgaris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Linaria vulgaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Linaria vulgaris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Linaria vulgaris
Tropicos: Linaria vulgaris


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Linaria vulgaris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151000, retrieved 20 June 2019

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