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Linaria alpina

Linaria alpina (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Plantaginaceae
Tribus: Antirrhineae
Genus: Linaria
Species: Linaria alpina

Linaria alpina (L.) Mill., 1768
Vernacular names

čeština: Lnice alpínská, Lnice alpská
Deutsch: Alpen-Leinkraut
English: Alpine toadflax
español: Palomilla alpina
suomi: Alppikannusruoho
français: Linaire des Alpes
hornjoserbsce: Hórski lenčk
română: Linariță de munte
svenska: Alpsporre

Linaria alpina, sometimes called alpine toadflax, is a purple-flowered member of the genus Linaria. It is found in many mountain ranges in southern and central Europe from the Sierra de Gredos and the Montes de León in Spain [1] to the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula including the Jura mountains Alps, Pyrenees, and central Apennines.

It is an early colonist of recently exposed and unconsolidated glacial moraine.

In contrast to other members of the genus, L. alpina has purple flowers, with orange lobes in the centre (in some forms, these are also purple).

"Proyecto Anthos: Linaria alpina". Retrieved 18 June 2006.

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