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Nuttallanthus texanus (Scheele) D.A. Sutton
Texas Toad-Flax, Texas toadflax, Toadflax
Synonyms: Linaria texana
USDA Symbol: nute
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , FL , GA , HI , IL , KS , KY , LA , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NM , OK , OR , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , WA , WY Native Distribution:
From British Columbia to Mexico, east to the Atlantic coast. USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: AMS, RSB