Toadflax?

chevere33(z5 IN)June 19, 2005

Hello, there. I bought a "Hummingbird Butterfly Mix" from Millington Seed Co. Amongst the flowers that I think I can identify are some gorgeous-looking little things that look like miniature snapdragons. They are magenta, purple, fuschia, pink, and yellow/purple. I think they are toadflax, so I sought some information on them. I found various sites that listed them as noxious weeds! One site even said they put out runners! Egads!! Does anyone have any experience with these?

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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

The Toadflax which is a noxious weed in many places is called Dalmation Toadflax...it is a noxious weed where I live. Brought over as a ornamental.
I believe the toadflax you are referring to is called Linaria maroccana...I grow this one, tho not in my wildflower area. It has bi-colored flowers and I have a type that is solid white. Flowers resemble small versions of snapdragon flowers. These also get the common name Toadflax or Snapdragon.

Vera

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 12:14AM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

....forgot to give scientic name for Dalmation Toadflax...
Linaria dalmatica

Vera

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 12:17AM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

boy just not my night LOL...also forgot to say that Linaria maroccana is a non-native and is from Moracco. They are annuals and will self-sow for next year.
I love the way they glow at dusk and in the moonlight..and therefore I have them in my Moon Garden. Grow best in mass.

Vera

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 12:21AM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

The other toadflax that is a noxious weed is Yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris).

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 9:42AM
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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

Here is a pic of my Linaria

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 2:27PM
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