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Kickxia spuria

Citation: Dumort., Fl. Belg. 35 (1827) subsp. spuria.

Synonymy: Antirrhintim spurium L., Sp. Pl. 613 (1753); Linaria spuria (L.)Miller, Gard. Dict. edn 8 (1768).

Common name: Round-leaved toadflax, hairy toadflax, blunt-leaved fluellen.

Prostrate to ascending, widely spreading, villous perennial with long eglandular and shorter glandular hairs; main branches bearing several short laterals; leaves shortly petiolate, on main branches broad-ovate, 1-3.8 x 1-3 cm, cordate, obtuse to broad-acute, on branch ends or short laterals much smaller, 3-7 x 2-6 mm.

Pedicels 0.3-1.5 cm long (to 2 cm in Europe), shorter to slightly longer than the subtending leaf, c. 1-2 times longer than the flowering calyx, villous; calyx 3-5.5 mm long, segments ovate, free in flower, enlarging and accrescent in the fruit; corolla c. 7-8 mm long along the upper side, the spur c. 2-5 mm long, curved, the upper lip purple-fronted, the lower lip yellow.

capsule transverse-ellipsoid, c. 3-4 x 4.5-5 mm, thin-walled, light-brown, glandular-pubescent; seeds broad-ellipsoid, 1-1.2 mm long, alveolate, dark-brown.

image of FSA3_Kickxia_spu.jpg Habit, leaf, fruit and seed.
Image source: fig. 593C in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Gardens.

  W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   Native to Europe and western Asia.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Nov. — April.

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