Blue Toadflax – Nuttallanthus species

Blue Toadflax is a native annual for Common Buckeye butterflies.

Blue Toadflax Nuttallanthus species Buckeye Host Plant

Blue Toadflax Flowers
Nuttallanthus species
Buckeye Host Plant

Blue Toadflax Field Nuttallanthus species Buckeye Host Plant

Blue Toadflax Field
Buckeye Host Plant
In full bloom

Buckeye butterfly caterpillar On a Blue Toadflax stem

Buckeye butterfly caterpillar
On a Blue Toadflax stem

Buckeye butterfly caterpillar On a Blue Toadflax plant base

Buckeye butterfly caterpillar
On a Blue Toadflax plant base

Blue Toadflax Field Nuttallanthis species Buckeye Butterfly Host Plant

Blue Toadflax Field
Nuttallanthis species
Buckeye Butterfly Host Plant

us map native Nuttallanthus blue toadflax buckeye butterfly host plant

US map native Nuttallanthus sp.
Blue Toadflax
Buckeye Butterfly Host Plant

Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly Drinking Nectar Blue Toadflax

Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Drinking Nectar Blue Toadflax

There are several species of Blue Toadflax.

Previously, these plants were knows as Linaria instead of Nuttallanthus.

Nuttallanthus is native to the US and Canada.
Nuttallanthus floridanus
Nuttallanthus texanus
Nuttallanthus canadensis

Blue toadflax grows to 24″

Annual

Soil – sandy to loamy

Water – grows well in dry soil and suitable for xeriscaping
Also responds well to generous irrigation and fertilizer.

Grows well in shallow (4″) to deep pots

Bloom color – lavender to white to pink

Seed is the size of dust

Do not cover seed when planting

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