Small Toadflax, field edge,
Wessex Ridgeway, Dorset
Flowers, leaves and capsules
Corolla slightly open, spur, glands
Side view - spur
View from above
June to October
It is found throughout the country..
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is an archeophyte which grows on calcareous arable fields,
waste ground, walls and by railways..
Small Toadflax is an annual, grey, erect, glandular herb, growing
up to 25cm.
Flowers are small at up up to 8mm, solitary and in the axils
of the leaves.
The upper part of the flower is purple and the inner parts of
the flower are pale.
The mouth of the corolla is slightly open and there is a short spur.
The seed capsule is ovoid.
Leaves are up to 2.5cm, alternate, glandular and linear lanceolate.
Stems are hairy and glandular.
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