Nuttallanthus canadensis (L.) D.A.Sutton  
Family: Plantaginaceae
annual toadflax, blue toadflax, Canada toadflax
[Linaria canadensis , Linaria canadensis var. canadensis ]
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Aaron Carlson  
Etymology: Linaria: from the Latin linum, "flax," referring to the flax-like leaves of some species
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-20" tall forb, mostly smooth, slender; stems form a short, drooping, basal rosette with erect tips; short taproot
Leaves: mostly opposite and broader on the side stems, mostly alternate and narrower on the main stem
Flowers: light blue to white, 5-parted, 3/8" long, very irregularly-shaped, slender spur at the base; erect upper lip with 2 lobes, lower lip 3 lobed with 2 short white ridges, 4 stamens; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers at the top of the stem; blooms May-July
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Corey Raimond  
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