Butter-and-Eggs
Linaria vulgaris

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Family:
Scrophulariaceae

Also called:
Yellow Toadflax

Description:
Perennial flower with yellow snap dragon-like petals. Inner coloring is orange or dark yellow. Flowers June through October. Leaves are narrow and lance-shaped.

Location:
Found throughout North America in waste places such as roadsides. Invasive alien.

Uses and Parts Used:

Leaves:
Used in tea as a strong laxative and diuretic for treatment of jaundice, dropsy, enteritis, and skin diseases.

Flowers:
Ointment made from petals used to treat various skin diseases topically.

Notes:
Science confirms presence of diuretic and fever-reducing qualities.

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