Butter and Eggs

Linaria vulgaris

Family Snapdragon (Scrophulariaceae)
Bloom Spring, summer
Habitat Dry, fields, meadows, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-2′
Flower Many flowers form on an upright spike. They are yellow with an orange marking near the center of the blossom. There is a thick, pointed spur at the bottom which contains nectar.
Leaf Leaves are thin, pale, grass-like 1-2″ long and pointed at both ends.
Notes Plants spread by underground runners forming colonies of plants. Butter and eggs was introduced from Europe and escaped from gardens.

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