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Nuttallanthus texanus (Scheele) D.A. Sutton
Texas Toad-Flax, Texas toadflax, Toadflax
Synonym(s): Linaria canadensis var. texana, Linaria texana
USDA Symbol: nute
Texas toad-flax sports two-lipped violet to pale blue flowers atop 32 inch tall, slender stalks. A slender recurved spur extends to the rear of the calyx. Small, basal leaf rosette.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Size Notes:
Basal leaves, inflorescence
to 36 in. Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
, WY Native Distribution:
From British Columbia to Mexico, east to the Atlantic coast.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy soils in fields, open woods, and grassy pinelands.
Conditions Comments: Fairly common in the prairies, open woods & grassy pinelands, Texas toad-flax provides a delicate & subtle color addition to the woodland garden.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Delicate addition to the woodland garden.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1090
Collected Mar 9, 1995 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-202
Collected 2008-04-28 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: AMS, RSB