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butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris; FIGWORT FAMILY [Scrophulariaceae]) 1-3' tall perennial that occurs in colonies formed by spreading rhizomes.  Racemes of 1" long snapdragon-like flowers have yellow spurs ("butter") and an orange palate ("eggs").  Leaves alternate, narrow, and numerous, -1" long.  Disturbed sites in sandy soil.  Flowers abundantly from summer to early fall.  Eurasian native introduced as a garden flower.  [103]

 

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