Vascular Plants - Plantaginaceae - Linaria:
Linaria purpurea
Page Author: David Giblin
purple toadflax 
Blooms: June - August
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Introduced from Mediterranean
Distribution: Introduced as an ornamental, occasionally escaping west of the Cascades in Washington.
Habitat: Bare and disturbed ground.
Species Description:

General: Glabrous, glaucous perennial, the stem usually unbranched, 3-6 dm. tall.
Leaves: Leaves numerous, entire, linear, opposite below and alternate above.
Flowers: Inflorescence an elongate raceme; calyx 5-lobed to the base; corolla bright violet, 7-10 mm. long not including the long, down-curved spur, bi-labiate; stamens 4.
Fruits: Capsule.
Accepted Name:
Linaria purpurea (L.) P. Mill.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
(not treated in H&C)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Linaria purpurea specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Linaria purpurea specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Linaria purpurea treatment.

E-Flora BC: Linaria purpurea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Linaria purpurea images.

USDA Plants Database: Linaria purpurea.
Additional photographs of Linaria purpurea:
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Richard Old

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Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

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