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Common toadflax or butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007

 

  Common toadflax or butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Common toadflax or butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

This aggressive perennial reproduces by seeds and rhizomes. It is an introduced species that is capable of forming dense colonies. While common in garden areas, roadsides, pastures and waste areas, this plant is toxic to grazing animals and can thrive in very harsh environments. One survey has found this plant growing and spreading north of the Arctic Circle. Once established it is very hard to remove and will require pulling for many years to come. Please don't share this plant with your gardening friends.

More information on invasive species can be found by contacting Janice at the Soldotna Extension office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite A, or calling 262-5824; or by contacting Sue at the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District office at 110 Trading Bay Road, Suite 160, in Kenai, or calling 283-8732 ext. 108.



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