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Glossary
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.

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