Canada toadflax
Linaria canadensis
Plantaginaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
Typically 4-8 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in eastern North America south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; very rare and primarily growing as an ephemeral weed in Miami-Dade County.
Habitats:
Open disturbed sites.
Soils:
Moist, well drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pale to dark blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia) butterflies.
Horticultural Notes:
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Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton