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Toadflax?

Posted by Chevere33 z5 IN (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 19, 05 at 23:09

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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RE: Toadflax?

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


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opps!

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

Vera


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good grief........

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


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RE: Toadflax?

  • Posted by Rosa 4-ish CO Rockies (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 1, 05 at 9:42

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


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RE: Toadflax?

Here is a pic of my Linaria

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