Ontario Weeds: Dalmatian
Table of Contents
- Other Names
- General Description
- Stems and Roots
- Flowers and Fruit
- Similar Species
- Related Links
Name: Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria
dalmatica (L.) Mill.,
Other Names: LINDA, linaire à
feuilles larges, Broad-leaved toadflax, wild snapdragon, linaire
de Dalmatie, Linaria genistifolia (L.)Mill. ssp. dalmatica
(L.) Maire & Petitmengin, Linaria macedonica Griseb.
Family: Figwort or Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae)
General Description: Perennial, reproducing
by seed and underground roots but its stands are usually not as
dense as Toadflax.
Photos and Pictures
Stems & Roots:
Stems are taller
than Toadflax, and more branched, leaves broader and often clasping
the stem with rounded bases and its seeds are angular rather than
round and flat. In late autumn it usually produces numerous, bery
leafy horizontal stems around the base of each plant, these leaves
being ocate to nearly round, clasping, very slosely spaced, and often
remaining green or purplish-green throughout the winter.
Flowers & Fruit:
Has flowers and
seedpods very similar to Toadflax. It has yellow, 2-lipped flowers
with long spurs.
Dalmatian toadflax occurs throughout
Ontario in old gardens, cemeteries, along roadsides, in waste places,
and sandy pastures.
It is distinguished by
its yellow, 2-lipped flowers with long spurs and its broad leaves
with rounded bases that may clasp the stem.
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