Thursday, October 16, 2008

Butter-and-Eggs





Locally this plant is called butter-and-eggs. In some places, it is called common toadflax. Its scientific name is Linaria vulgaris.

We do not have a lot of this in our yard. We only have two patches. One is at the end of the trailer on the septic tank side. One is in a shady, sandy area near our propane tank. I think it is a very pretty flower though, and I like the foliage a lot. It is native to Europe and Northern Asia and like so many other plants has spread to most of North American.

I was thinking that I would like to keep track of which plants on my list are native and non-native to my area so I am going to add that to my list!

1. poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) -native
2. red maple (Acer rubrum) -native
3. Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) -native
4. staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) -native
5. common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) -not native
6. New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) -native
7. Canada goldenrod (Solidago altissima) -native
8. catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) -not native
9. butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris) -not native