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Butter and Eggs

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Linaria vulgaris
Butter and Eggs


They bloom in summer, commonly found on roadsides and fields.


They have many narrow leaves. The flowers are yellow with an orange palate and a yellow spur off the back. There may be many on a tall spike.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Irregular flowers with a pointed spur arranged in a tall raceme at the top of the plant.
  • Flower Color: Yellow and orange
  • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (tall 1-s feet)
  • Leaf Type: Narrow and entire (smooth edge)

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