Also known as
Bread And Butter, Brideweed, Bridewort, Butter And Eggs, Butter Haycocks, Continental Weed, Dragon Bushes, Eggs And Bacon, False Flax, Flaxweed, Gallweed, Gallwort, Imprudent Lawyer, Jacob's Ladder, Lion's Mouth, North American Ramsted, Rancid, Ransted, Wild Flax, Wild Snapdragon, Yellow Rod, Yellow Toadflax, Greater Butter-And-Eggs, Ramsted, Toadflax, Butter-and-eggs
This plant has no fragrance
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Common Toadflax Overview
While most commonly found as a weed, toadflax is sometimes cultivated for cut flowers, which are long-lasting in the vase. Toadflax is a creeping perennial forb, with bright yellow and orange snap-dragon-like flowers. It can form dense populations, mainly through vegetative reproduction from root buds along underground rhizomes.This is responsible for the colony forming habit of the plant. It requires ample drainage, but is otherwise adaptable to a variety of conditions. In many areas it is a common naturalised weed of roadsides and poor soils. It is listed as an invasive species in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces as well as in Guateng, South Africa.
Common problems with Common Toadflax
Susceptible to aphids and powdery mildew.
How to harvest Common Toadflax
Flowers can be cut for the vase, they last well.
How to propagate Common Toadflax
Sow seed in spring.
Divide rhizomes in spring.
Special features of Common Toadflax
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Common Toadflax
Leaves and flowers have been used to make teas and ointments. It is confirmed to have diuretic and fever-reducing properties.