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Yellow Toadflax

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Yellow Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris), Common Toadflax or Butter-and-eggs is a species of toadflax (Linaria), native to most of Europe and northern Asia. It is a perennial plant with short spreading roots, erect to decumbent stems 15–90 cm high, with fine, threadlike, blue-green leaves 2–6 cm long. The flowers are 25–33 mm long, pale yellow except for the lower tip which is orange. The fruit is a globose capsule 5–11 mm long and 5–7 mm broad, containing numerous small seeds. The plant is widespread on ruderal spots, along roads, in dunes, and on disturbed and cultivated land. While most commonly found as a weed, toadflax is sometimes cultivated for cut flowers, which are long-lasting in the vase. The plant requires ample drainage, but is otherwise adaptable to a variety of conditions.

Despite its reputation as a weed, like the dandelion, this plant has also been used in folk medicine for a variety of ailments. A tea made from the leaves was taken as a laxative and strong diuretic as well as for jaundice, dropsy, and enteritis with drowsiness. For skin diseases and piles, either a leaf tea or an ointment made from the flowers was used. In addition, a tea made in milk instead of water has been used as an insecticide. It is confirmed to have diuretic and fever-reducing properties.

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