Definition of toadflax in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊdflaks


A Eurasian plant of the figwort family, typically having yellow or purplish flowers which resemble snapdragons and slender leaves.
  • Linaria and related genera, family Scrophulariaceae: several species, in particular the common yellow toadflax (L. vulgaris) and ivy-leaved toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis)
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  • The wetter areas support meadows containing Missouri goldenrod, false toadflax, golden-glow, Indian paintbrush, Mariposa lily, death camas, and prairie smoke.
  • Ivy climbed over the stones and other plants - toadflax, herb robert, wild strawberries, primroses - grew in a splendid profusion.
  • Flowers: suitable for the less formal border are harebell, foxglove, ox-eye daisy, toadflax, alpine, autumn and field gentians, cranesbill, forget-me-not, and viper's bugloss.

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