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COMMON TOADFLAX Linaria vulgaris (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 75cm. Greyish green, hairless perennial that is upright but often much-branched. Grows in dry grassland, on roadside verges and occasionally on the margins of arable fields. FLOWERS are 15-25mm long and yellow, with orange centres and long spurs; borne in tall, cylindrical spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, linear and are borne up the stems. STATUS-Widespread and locally common; scarce in Ireland.
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COMMON TOADFLAX Linaria vulgaris (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 75cm. Greyish green, hairless perennial that is upright but often much-branched. Grows in dry grassland, on roadside verges and occasionally on the margins of arable fields. FLOWERS are 15-25mm long and yellow, with orange centres and long spurs; borne in tall, cylindrical spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, linear and are borne up the stems. STATUS-Widespread and locally common; scarce in Ireland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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