Yellow Toadflax

QUICK IDENTIFICATION

  • Narrow, pale green leaves pointed at both ends with smooth edges
  • Yellow flower with snapdragon-like orange throat; dense clusters
  • Seeds in brown, round/oval fruits
  • Height 1 to 2 feet

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TypeInformation
ToxicityToxic. Suspected to be toxic to some animals if large quantities are ingested.
ControlBiological, grazing and herbicide. Contact your county weed district or local Applicator for more information.
HabitatRoadsides, disturbed and cultivated land, rangeland and gardens.
RootTaproot and creeping lateral roots.
Leaf ShapeLinear.
LifespanPerennial; two years or longer.
Priority 2B WeedAbundant in Montana and widespread in many counties.
Similar Looking PlantsDalmatian toadflax, golden banner (false lupine) and at early stages leafy spurge.
Important InformationYellow taodflax is sold as an ornamental by nurseries and seed companies under the common name “butter-and-eggs.” Plant is hybridizing with Dalmatian toadflax.
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