Small Toadflax - Chaenorhinum minus
Slender low to short glandular hairy plant. Stems erect, branched. Leaves linear to lanceolate, blunt, untoothed, and alternate. Flowers lilac, with a yellow patch in the lower lip, spurred, 6 to 9 mm long, solitary on slender stalks at the base of the upper leaves, the moth of the corolla open.
Arable land, disturbed and waste ground, railway ballast.
May to October.
This plant is fairly frequent in England, Wales and southern Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, nearly always in railway ballast. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 173 of the 617 tetrads.
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