Scrophulariaceae
Linaria dalmatica

Dalmatian Toadflax

Clumps upright. Stems stout and branched, numerous. Leaves alternate, blue-green, egg-shaped, with pointed tip, clasping lower part of stem. Inflorescence consists of a crowded spike on upper stems. Flowers bright yellow, 1–2 in. long, 5-lobed with orange or white fuzzy beard on lower 2 lobes, and with 1/3–3/4 in. long, straight, downward-pointed spur at back. Grows in disturbed soils, along roads, at low elevations. A garden escapee originating from the Mediterranean, this is the tallest toadflax in our region. Listed as a noxious and invasive weed.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--4 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: West Gorge, Mt. Rainier NP, Throughout Our Region, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No