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Linaria dalmatica  (L.) Mill.  ssp. dalmatica 
Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Parent: Linaria dalmatica
Genus: Linaria
Family: Plantaginaceae  
(Scrophulariaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSLinaria genistifolia ssp. dalmatica
PLANTSLinaria jattae
Information about  Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica from other sources

[Wikipedia] Western Asia, southeaster Europe native, Weed status: Linaria dalmatica is a herbaceous, short-lived perennial plant native to western Asia and southeastern Europe that has become a weed in other areas. The family this plant now belongs to is the Plantaginaceae Family.Previously, it belonged to the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) family. Its common names include Balkan toadflax, broadleaf toadflax, and Dalmatian toadflax. Linaria dalmatica has unique yellow flowers with an orange center that draw individuals to purchase them to display in their gardens. The distribution of L. dalmatica to North America can be attributed to use as a fabric dye, folk remedies and as an ornamental plant. However, it is now classified as a weed in both Canada and the U.S.A. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/25/2024).