Hairy Toadflax
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Hairy Toadflax
P Native Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Hairy Toadflax, Hairy Cancerwort
Botanical name: Nanorrhinum incanum    Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)
Synonyms: Kickxia incana, Linaria incana

Hairy Toadflax is a perennial herb with trailing stems and yellow flowers. Whole plant, including the externally velvet-hairy surface of the flower, are hairy, mostly hairy. Flowers are 7 mm long, with upper lip purplish and palate purple-spotted, the spur deflexed, straight or only slightly curved forward. Flower-stalks are usually about the length of the sepals and capsule, occasionally longer. Leaves are ovate or arrow-shaped, stalk very short. Hairy Toadflax is found in rocky places in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 300-2000 m. Flowering: March-May, and also in the winter.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Sirmaur Distt., Himachal Pradesh.

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