Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Linaria vulgaris Mill. image
Photographer: Steve C. Garske           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

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Merel R. Black

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Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Scrophulariaceae
Linaria vulgaris Mill.
Linaria: from the Latin linum, "flax," referring to the flax-like leaves of some species
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
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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

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