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Last Updated: Spring 2011
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Synonyms: NONE

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Home Range/U.S. Introduction:
Dalmation toadflax is native to Europe and is widely scattered throughout southern Canada and the United States.

U.S. Range Map:

Species Description:
Dalmation toadflax is a perennial herb which spreads by horizontal rhizomes. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, sharply acute, sessile, clasping with palmate major veins. The flowers are perfect and produced in a raceme. The petals are bright yellow with a white to orange bearded center. A spur ca 1-2 cm long is located at the base of the petals. The fruit is a capsule with 2 locules and many seeds. The seeds are winged, tetragonal to discoid-compressed and dark brown to black.

Habitat/Growth Characteristics:
Dalmation toadflax is an aggressive perennial spreading by horizontal rootstocks. It is common in roadsides, fields, waste areas, and pastures.

The aggressive nature of this plant allows it to outcompete other plants, including natives. Its rhizomatous habit makes the eradication of the species difficult.