Nuttallanthus texanus

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  • Latin Name: Nuttallanthus texanus
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Common Names: blue toadflax, Texas toadflax, wild toadflax, large-flowered toadflax.
  • Synonyms/Misapplications: Linaria canadensis var. texanus, Linaria texana
  • Codon: NUTCAN


Nuttallanthus texanus'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Subphylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteranae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Nuttallanthus D.A. Sutton
Species: Nuttallanthus texanus (Scheele) D.A. Sutton


Native or biennial herb, growing upright, 1-6 dm. tall. Produces decumbent side shoots which do no flower.

Cauline and basal leaves are narrow to obtuse, and glabrous.

Inflorescence glandular-puberulent, flowers blue to violet, borne alternately in a raceme.

Sepals 5, basally connate.

Each corolla is bilabiate with a smaller upper lip and a tri-lobed lower lip with a slender, curved nectar spur. There is a white ridge in the center of the lower corolla lobe. [1]

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  1. Bowcutt, F., & Hamman, Sarah. (2016). Vascular plants of the South Sound prairies (First ed.). Olympia, Washington: The Evergreen State College Press.