General: stout, ascending to erect perennial, branched
above, 40-120 cm tall, spreading by extensive, creeping
roots. Herbage with bluish, waxy coating.
Leaves: alternate, thick, numerous, ovate or lance-ovate,
sharp-pointed, stalkless and clasping, commonly 2-5 cm
long and 1-2 cm wide, entire.
Flowers: many in elongate clusters on branches, short-
stalked or almost stalkless, bright yellow, 25-40 mm long,
including the well-developed spur, which about equals the
rest of the corolla. Lower lip with well-developed, orange-
Flowering time: July-October.
Fruits: capsules, broadly ovoid-cylindric, 7-8 mm high.
Seeds irregularly wing-angled.
Roadsides and other disturbed sites, in w., c. and ne. parts
of MT. Native of the e. Mediterranean region, introduced as
an ornamental, now spread across N. America.
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