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habit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of stems and narrow leaves (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
elongated flower clusters (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
Linaria pelisseriana (L.) Mill.
Antirrhinum pelisserianum L.
Jersey toadflax, Pelisser's toad-flax, Pelisser's toadflax
Native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Widely naturalised in south-eastern and eastern Australia (i.e. in southern Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and south-eastern South Australia).
Also naturalised overseas in New Zealand.
Pelisser's toadflax (Linaria pelisseriana) is regarded as a minor environmental weed in Victoria and other parts of south-eastern Australia. This species is a common weed of white box grassy woodlands and riparian shrubland in the highland areas of Victoria. It is also listed as an environmental weed in the Goulburn Broken Catchment and has often been recorded growing in native forest and conservation areas in this state (e.g. Dookie Bushland Reserve, Yarra Bend Park, Derrimut Grassland Reserve and You Yangs Regional Park).
In New South Wales, Pelisser's toadflax (Linaria pelisseriana) commonly grows in disturbed sites along roadsides and railway lines, but it also invades pastures, native grasslands and open woodlands in this state (e.g. box-gum woodlands). It has also been recorded as a weed of Canberra's Hilltop Reserves, in the ACT.
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