Linaria purpurea (L.) Mill.

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Linaria purpurea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Quarry Lane Walkway (Nature Reserve), Mansfield

Linaria purpurea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near St John's Ambulance hut, Bramley Vale

Linaria purpurea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Quarry Lane Walkway (Nature Reserve), Mansfield

Linaria purpurea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Quarry Lane Walkway (Nature Reserve), Mansfield

Linaria purpurea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near St John's Ambulance hut, Bramley Vale

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Synonyms:
Common names: Purple Toadflax (English)
Description: Erect glabrous, glaucous perennial herb, often branched above. Leaves arranged spirally or in whorls, linear to linear-lanceolate, numerous. Flowers in a long dense raceme. Sepals linear. Corolla violet or occasionally pink (see image 5). Spur c. 1/2 as long as rest of corolla, curved. Capsule longer than calyx. Seeds without wings.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: purpurea: purple
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Native to C and S Italy and Sicily; cultivated in gardens in Britain and frequently naturalised.
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Image last updated: Friday 1 August 2008
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BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Linaria purpurea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Linaria purpurea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Linaria purpurea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Linaria purpurea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Linaria purpurea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Linaria purpurea
Ispot: Linaria purpurea
JSTOR Plant Science: Linaria purpurea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Linaria purpurea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Linaria purpurea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Linaria purpurea
Tropicos: Linaria purpurea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-21

Hyde, M.A. (2021). UK Flora: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Linaria purpurea.
https://www.ukflora.info/cult/species.php?species_id=145350, retrieved 19 September 2021

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