Dalmatian toadflax

 

Latin name:

Linarea dalmatica

Native to:

Europe and western and central Asia

REGIONALLY NOXIOUS

Regional Distribution:
Dalmatian toadflax is distributed in many areas of the Columbia Shuswap region.

Description:
This plant grows upright up to 1.5 metres tall. The leaves are pale green and waxy with a heart-shaped pointed tip. The plant is similar to yellow toad-flax but is larger and has heart-shaped rather than lance-shaped leaves.

Control:
The best control is prevention and early action.
For recommended control methods please visit these resources: http://www.co.lincoln.wa.us/WeedBoard/biocontrol/DALMATIAN%20TOADFLAX%20BROCHURE.pdf
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/03114.html

Fun facts:
This plant spreads by roots and seeds and is similar in appearance to Snapdragons. A mature plant can produce up to 500,000 seeds which are viable for up to 10 years. The plant is toxic to livestock but is rarely consumed.