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Weed Seed: Linaria repens (Striped toadflax)

Family

Plantaginaceae

Common Name

Striped toadflax

Regulation

Primary Noxious, Class 2 in the Canadian Weed Seeds Order, 2016 under the Seeds Act.

Distribution

Canadian: Occurs in NB, NL, NS (Brouillet et al. 2016Footnote 1)

Worldwide: Native to Europe and introduced in North America (Hanf 1983Footnote 2). In the United States, it is present in the northeast (USDA-NRCS 2016Footnote 3).

Duration of life cycle

Annual

Seed or fruit type

Seed

Identification features

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Habitat and Crop Association

Cultivated fields, old fields, pastures, thickets, roadsides, railway lines and disturbed areas (Hanf 1983Footnote 2, Darbyshire 2003Footnote 4).

Similar species

Broomleaf toadflax (Linaria genistifolia)

Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)

Photos

Striped toadflax (Linaria repens) seeds
Striped toadflax (Linaria repens) seeds
Striped toadflax (Linaria repens) seed

Similar species

Similar species: Broomleaf toadflax (Linaria genistifolia) seeds
Similar species: Broomleaf toadflax (Linaria genistifolia) seeds
Similar species: Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) seeds
Similar species: Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) seed
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