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June weed of the month: Dalmatian toadflax

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A perennial plant native to the Mediterranean is June’s Weed of the Month. Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) was brought to the western U.S. as an ornamental, escaped cultivation and has become a noxious weed throughout many western states.

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Dalmatian toadflax invades and overtakes grasslands, rangelands, pastures, natural areas, and disturbed areas. These infestations have reduced livestock production, land values, biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

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