TG3203 : Common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

taken 7 months ago, near to Rockland st Mary, Norfolk, Great Britain

Common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
Common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
This plant is a native to Eurasia and is believed to have been introduced to the UK as a garden plant. It can be found growing in open grassland on dry soils, along hedge banks and road verges as well as on waste ground.

Yellow toadflax has a long history of use in traditional medicine but is little used these days. The whole plant is antiphlogistic, astringent, athartic, detergent, depurative, diuretic, hepatic, ophthalmic and purgative. Gathered when coming into flower, it can be used fresh or dried and its juice is reputed as a good remedy for inflamed eyes and cleaning ulcerous sores. The flowers yield a yellow dye. Common toadflax is also known as bride-weed, common linaria, flaxweed, yellow rod, and wild snapdragon.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3218 0380 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9439N 1:25.5421E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3219 0378
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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