Belongs to: figwort family

Common toadflax Linaria vulgaris

Also known as: yellow toadflax


Best time to see: Jul to mid Oct

Key facts

A plant of rough grassland and waste ground with yellow lipped flowers like a snapdragon

New stems arise from creeping roots to form clumps

Pollinated mainly by bumblebees, which have the strength to open the flowers and long tongues to reach the nectar

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Photo © Tony Gunton