Photographer: Steve C. Garske
Linaria vulgaris Mill.
Linaria: from the Latin linum, "flax," referring to the flax-like leaves of some species
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; creeping, clone-forming roots|
|Flower: ||orange to yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" long, slender spur at the base, 4 stamens; erect upper lip with 2 lobes, lower lip with 3 lobes; inflorescence a compact, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers at the top of the stem; blooms May-Sept.|
|Fruit:||roundish capsule with winged seeds|
|Leaf:||many, linear and narrowing toward the base, pale-green,|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites; in sandy soil|