Dalmatian Toadflax


  • Leaves clasp the stem and have a waxy coating
  • Rubbery, hard blue-green leaves
  • Showy, yellow, snapdragon-type flowers
  • Height 2 to 3 feet

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Weed Information

ToxicitySuspected to be toxic to some animals if large quantities are ingested.
ControlBiological, sheep grazing and herbicide. Contact your County Weed District or local Applicator for more information.
HabitatDisturbed or degraded areas such as roadsides, abandoned lots and fields, gravel pits, clearings and overgrazed rangeland.
RootDeep, extensive root system.
Leaf ShapeHeart-shaped, alternate on the stem.
LifespanPerennial; two years or longer.
Priority 2B WeedAbundant in Montana and widespread in many counties.
Similar Looking PlantsYellow toadflax, golden banner (false lupine).
Important InformationIntroduced into the western U.S. as an ornamental in 1874, has hybridized with yellow toadflax. The waxy coating on the leaves makes herbicide control difficult.