Linaria spartea (L.) Chaz.
Common Name: BUTTER-AND-EGGS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A native of southwestern Europe, collected in 1984 in a vacant lot along Lake Michigan north of Menominee in Menominee Co. by D. Henson as an escape from cultivation.

This species usually has a yellow corolla, but the rare red-pink form is what was found in Michigan. The lowermost leaves are opposite, the cauline leaves less than 1 mm wide, the raceme glandular-puberulent, and the flowers few with corolla lips apparently not divergent.

Locations

Menominee County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1952.