or Linaria genistifolia var. dalmatica)
An introduced plant, frequently seen along
roadsides. It is native to Eurasia.
The attractive flowers look like spurred yellow snapdragons,
growing in the leaf axils of the stiff stalk. The
plant was probably introduced as an ornamental, but has escaped
and become a very noxious weed because it crowds out native
grasses and useful forage plants.
It is often called by the common name "Butter 'n Eggs" because of
the combination of dark and light yellow colors in the flower.
by Sandra Bray
Red Butte Canyon
Wasatch Mountain foothills
Salt Lake County, Utah