Common Toadflax
Fact File
Taken at Skateraw on 18th June 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 
 
Taken at Stevenston on 7th September 2014 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

Common Toadflax.
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AKA:
Linaria vulgaris.
Scrophulariaceae.
Perennial.

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First to colonize areas of disturbed soil.
Mid Summer - Mid Autumn
15 - 90 cms.
This plant has also been used in folk medicine for a variety of ailments. A tea made from the leaves was taken as a laxative and strong diuretic as well as for jaundice, dropsy, and enteritis with drowsiness. For skin diseases and piles, either a leaf tea or an ointment made from the flowers was used.