Butter And Eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Linaria vulgaris Accepted
Linaria linaria Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow to orangy-yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Other info: may become invasive
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Other: may become invasive
Pollinators: Bees


June Plants for Honey BeesJune Plants for Honey Bees
June 2, 2012

Summer is coming, with longer days and hotter temperatures. June is still a great month for honey bees, but they may not produce as much honey as the days get hotter.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 26, 2011 3:54 AM

Plant's name came from observation that if you pick a flower and lay it on it's back you will see a remarkable resemblance to a young frog emerging from the tadpole stage, including a small tail.
Found near hedges in fields and waste places.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 4, 2012 6:05 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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