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Linaria vulgaris Mill.
Family Plantaginaceae
Linaria vulgaris Mill. APNI*

Description: Erect perennial herb, 2–60 cm high, much-branched, glabrous.

Leaves alternate, narrow-elliptic to linear or narrow-oblanceolate, 2–6 cm long, 1–4 mm wide.

Inflorescence many-flowered; bracts 5–10 mm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Sepals 2–3 mm long. Corolla 9–12 mm long, yellow; spur 6–12 mm long; upper lip with lobes pointed outwards, lower lip with pilose palate closing mouth, shorter than upper lip, lobes recurved.

Capsule ovoid, mature capsule not seen.


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Flowering: spring–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized, not common. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, ?ST
Other Australian states: *Vic.
AVH map***

The specimen from Kiandra (ST) is possibly a hybrid between this species and L. genistifolia; it has the inflorescence of the latter species and the leaves of L. vulgaris.

Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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