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Dalmatian Toadflax

Dalmatian Toadflax

Scientific name: Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. (ITIS)

Synonym: Linaria genistifolia ssp. dalmatica (L.) Maire & Petitm. (Vujnovic and Wein 1997)

Common names: Dalmatian toadflax, broadleaf toadflax

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Native To: Mediterranean Region (Vujnovic and Wein 1997)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Late 1800s or early 1900s (Vujnovic and Wein 1997)

Means of Introduction: Cultivated as an ornamental, for use in fabric dye, and for medicinal purposes (Wilson et al. 2005)

Impact: Crowds out native species (Wilson et al. 2005)

Current U.S. Distribution:


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Fact Sheet: Dalmatian Toadflax (Jan 2014; PDF | 462 KB)
Alberta Invasive Plants Council (Canada).


Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC): Species Biography - Dalmatian Toadflax (Mar 19, 2012; PDF | 455 KB)
University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.
See also: Non-Native Plant Species List for additional factsheets (species biographies) and species risk assessment reports of non-native species present in Alaska and also non-native species currently not recorded in Alaska (potential invasives).

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Dalmatian Toadflax
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.


Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Linaria dalmatica
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

Biology and Biological Control of Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax (2005; PDF | 3.02 MB)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) - Linaria spp.
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

Ecology and management of Dalmatian toadflax - Invasive Species Technical Note No. MT-3 (PDF | 547 KB)
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

PLANTS Database - Dalmatian Toadflax
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.


Encycloweedia: Data Sheet - Linaria genus
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Included on California's noxious weed list; see Encycloweedia: Program Details for additional resources.

Noxious Weed Species - Dalmatian Toadflax
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.

Dalmatian Toadflax
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax (PDF | 220 KB)
City and County of Butte-Silver Bow (Montana).

Class B Noxious Weed: Dalmatian Toadflax
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

Dalmatian Toadflax
King County (Washington). Noxious Weed Control Program.

Dalmatian Toadflax: Options for Control (PDF | 366 KB)
Lincoln County Noxious Weed Control Board (Washington).

Noxious Weed Fact Sheet: Dalmatian Toadflax (PDF | 225 KB)
Thurston County Noxious Weed Program (Washington).


Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States: Dalmatian Toadflax (2013; PDF | 250 KB)
University of California. Weed Research and Information Center.

Biology and Management of the Toadflaxes
Colorado State University. Extension.

Dalmatian Toadflax - Weed Factsheet
New Mexico State University.

Dalmatian Toadflax and Yellow Toadflax: Identification and Control (PDF | 199 KB)
North Dakota State University. Extension Service.


Noxious Weed Information - Dalmatian Toadflax (B List)
Colorado Weed Management Association.

Weed Identification - Dalmatian Toadflax
Montana Weed Control Association.


Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Linaria dalmatica. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Vujnovic, K. and R.W. Wein. 1997. The biology of Canadian weeds. 106. Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 77(3):483-491.

Wilson, L.M., S.E. Sing, G.L. Piper, R.W. Hansen, R. De Clerck-Floate, D.K. MacKinnon, and C.B. Randall. 2005. Biology and biological control of Dalmatian and yellow toadflax (PDF | 3.02 MB) (FHTET-05-13) Morgantown, West Virginia: U.S. Forest Service Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

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