Also called 'Butter and Eggs'
and 'Wild Snapdragon'. This creeping rooted perennial grows to half a metre
tall. The stalkless leaves are narrow and pointed at both ends while the
bright yellow "snapdragon-like" flowers have an orange spot on the lower
Originally, this plant is native to Asia but European gardeners brought the plant back to their homes for garden cultivation. Those same Europeans brought the flower to North America by design or accident where it quickly established itself in both gardens and in the wild.
Toadflax is established in all provinces and territories with the exception of Nunavut.
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