Nuttallanthus canadensis
Canada toadflax

Nuttallanthus canadensis
Nuttallanthus canadensis
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Nuttallanthus canadensis
Common name: Canada toadflax
Group: dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: biennial, annual
Origin: native
Plant height: 6" - 24"
Foliage: shining, linear
Flower: pale blue-purple with 2 humped white palate, 1/4" - 1/2" long
Flowering time: late April-early July; fruits July to early September
Habitat: open sandy ground; frequently a weed in cultivated and waste ground
Range in New Jersey: throughout most of the state, decreasing northward
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. superficially the flower resembles a small lobelia, but with a slender spur