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Purple Toadflax

Linaria purpurea

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Veronicaceae (Speedwell)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Purple, 2 petals
 
Violet flowers with darker coloured veins, borne in spikes. The long spurred individual flowers are up to 1.5cm across and sometimes with a whitish bulge on the lower lip.
Fruit:
A small, round capsule.
Leaves:
Narrow, linear, pointed, hairless, blue-green leaves. The leaves are arranged spirally around the stems.
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Hedgerows, rocks, walls, wasteland.