Nuttallanthus texanus
(Texas Toadflax)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Texas Toadflax
    Synonyms: Linaria texana
      Lifespan: Annual
      Zones: N/A
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: April - September
      Status: Native

    Nuttallanthus texanus, or Texas Toadflax, is native to most of the United States, except the northeastern quarter, or Idaho or Nevada. It is an annual that blooms in sandy areas of fields and prairies, along roads and railroads, in open woodlands and on woodland trails. In some areas where it is very warm, it may bloom year-round.

    This plant looks very similar to another close relative, Nuttallanthus canadensis. Nuttallanthus texanus can be distinguished by its flowers: they are typically larger, and they also have a spur that faces downward, whereas Nuttallanthus canadensis is either spurless, or has a spur that faces upward, or straight out from the flower, but not down.

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