Linaria canadensis
(Blue Toadflax)
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
  
Linaria canadensis is a slender plant growing to two feet tall. Leaves are opposite and broadly linear. Flowers are pale blue with a curved spur. Blue Toadflax is uncommon and is found on moist sites. In contrast to the perennial noxious weeds Dalmatian Toadflax and Yellow Toadflax, Blue Toadflax is an annual native and should not be disturbed. The pictured plants were growing at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area near Masonville, CO.


Vegetation zone:  Foothills
Time of bloom:  May - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers