Invasive Plant

Yellow Toadflax

Linaria vulgaris

About This Species

Yellow toadflax, also known as Common toadflax or Butter-and-eggs, spreads by a creeping root system. It is native to Europe and typically found in cultivated fields, pastures, along roadsides and other disturbed areas throughout BC. Yellow toadflax can out-compete native plants, which negatively affects plant crops, and reduces grass growing in pastures and rangelands.

How to Identify

Yellow toadflax grows up to 80 cm in height and has long, slim, light green leaves. Flowers are light yellow with an orange spot on its lower lip, like a snapdragon. Dalmatian toadflax is a similar plant with yellow, snapdragon-like flowers but grows taller, has larger flowers, and heart shaped leaves.

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