Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Robert H. Read

Family Scrophulariaceae
Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange
dwarf snapdragon, lesser toadflax, small snapdragon
Chaenorhinum: Greek for "open-nose," referring to open corolla-throat
minus: smaller
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-12" tall forb, branched
Flower: blue to purple, 5-parted, 1/4" long, very irregularly-shaped, slender spur at the base, 2 distinct lips with the lower one open at the throat and marked with yellow, 4 stamens; solitary, stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:roundish capsule
Leaf:alternate, linear, undivided
Habitat: waste areas, railroad ballast

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Linaria minor (L.) Desf.

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