Annual Toadflax - Linaria maroccana
The flowers are similar to other members of the toadflax family borne in a spike-like raceme and may be any one of a variety of colours. Leaves are linear and untoothed. Linaria maroccana has a corolla spur that is much longer than the corolla.
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Casual plant of disturbed ground often close to habitation. It is widely grown in gardens and usually occurs as a garden escape
May to July.
Widespread but occasional as a wild flower in Britain.
Infrequent as a wild flower in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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