Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Dalmatian toadflax/ butter and eggs

Distinctive spur on the yellow flowers

Dalmatian toadflax is a perennial with ovate leaves which are clasping at the base. The corolla is yellow and there is a spur held below with the axis of the flower nearly parallel to the stem.

*Description courtesy of Western New Mexico University's Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness.

Growth habit of numerous stems and flowers
Close-up of a flower, showing creamy yellow coloration and  distinctive shape
Plants growing in a dry, scrubby habitat and displaying erect flower stalks
Plant growing roadside, displaying weedy tendencies

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