Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated April 2019.
Scientific name: Linaria vulgaris P. Mill.
Common name(s): butter-and-eggs, butter and eggs, butter-and-eggs toadflax, common toadflax, yellow toadflax, wild snapdragon, ramsted, flaxweed, Jacob’s ladder, devil’s flax
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– considered invasive in some areas
-leaves are alternately arranged
-reproduces through seeds and rhizomes
-meadows and man-made disturbed areas
-Many seeds are produced each year by a single plant making it difficult to remove
Go Botany. “Linaria Vulgaris P. Mill.” Linaria Vulgaris (Butter-and-Eggs Toadflax): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/linaria/vulgaris/.