Common Toadflax, Yellow Toadflax, Butter-And-Eggs
With its bright orange-yellow flowers, the Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) might be one of the most beautiful European perennials. It grows perennially, flowers from late summer to fall and can grow up to 60 centimetres high. It spreads by seeds and short runners.
The natural distribution area is Asia (China, Russia, Turkey) and Europe (northern Europe, central Europe, southern Europe). As an ornamental plant, the Common Toadflax also reached some North American regions, where it became native.
Linaria vulgaris is found along roadsides, in dry meadows, on railway embankments, embankments, sand dunes and in quarries. It thrives best in sunny locations and does well in dry places because its roots grow deep into the ground.
Toadflax as a habitat
Pollinators include bumblebees as well as other wild bees and butterflies.
During the hot summer weeks, some snails spend a kind of dry dormancy on its stems.