Linaria vulgaris

(Butter and Eggs)


Linaria vulgaris, Booth Falls Trail, Eagle Co. 3982


Linaria vulgaris, Schofield Pass, Gunnison Co. 0106


Linaria vulgaris, Schofield Pass, Gunnison Co. 0109

Scientific Name Linaria vulgaris USDA PLANTS Symbol LIVU2
Common Name Butter and Eggs, Yellow Toadflax ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 33216
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) US Forest Service
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (4800 to 11000 ft.); meadows, streambanks, roadsides, open and disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 1 to 3 feet tall; smooth, grayish-green stems.
Leaves: Pale green, soft, linear and lanceolate.
Inflorescence: Densely clustered in racemes, 1-inch long yellow flowers with 5 fused petals (2 upper lobes and 3 lower), an orange bearded throat, and a yellow spur.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Ecology and Management of yellow toadflax by Jacobs and Sing, US Forest Service.
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