Blue Toadflax

(Linaria canadensis)
Blue Toadflax
Blue Toadflax blooms at Lobos Creek dunes.

Will Elder, NPS


Origin Of Genus Name: Linaria is Latin for 'flax.'

Presidio locations: Found in coastal dune scrub.

Range in state: Northern and central coastal California and Sierra Nevada foothills.

Description: This native annual species has tiny violet-blue flowers resembling other members of the Snapdragon Family. Wispy stalks with smooth, slender leaves can be 6-24 inches in height.
Blooms March to June.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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