Linaria maroccana Hook. f., Bot. Mag. 98: t. 5983. 1872;
Morocco, Australia (I) (Western Australia (I), Queensland (I), New South Wales
(I)), Taiwan (I), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)), USA (I) (Arizona (I),
California (I), Connecticut (I), Massachusetts (I), Maine (I), New Hampshire
(I), New York (I), Oregon (I), Virginia (I), West Virginia (I)), Canada (I)
(Prince Edward Isl. (I))
as per Catalogue of Life;
 


Linaria maroccana is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name Moroccan toadflax.

It is native to Morocco,[1][2] but it can be found elsewhere growing wild as an introduced species, such as California.[3]
It is a readily available ornamental plant for the flower garden.[2]
This is an annual herb growing erect to approach half a meter in maximum height, its stem with linear leaves 2 to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a raceme of flowers occupying the top of the stem. At the base of each flower is a calyx with five narrow, pointed lobes. The flower is 2 to 4 centimeters centimeters long with five lobes arranged into two lips with a spur at the end. The flower is often purple in color with white near the throat, but flowers of many different colors are bred for the garden. Dwarf cultivars are also available.[2] 
(From Wikipedia  on 16.8.13) 

 

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Linaria maroccana Hook.f.,  Bot. Mag. 98: t. 5983. 1872
Common Name: Annual toadflax
Erect annual herb up to 45 cm tall, glabrous below, viscid-hairy above; leaves linear; flowers bright violet-purple to pink with yellow patch on palate; spur longer than corolla, pointed at tip.    
Commonly cultivated in beds. Photographed from Kashmir and Delhi.


  

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SK537 04 JUN-2017:ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Kalimpong, India
Date: 23 May  2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.


Could be Linaria maroccana.


This is Linaria maroccana Hook. f.


This ornamental was growing in Military Hospital (Command), Panchkula..
earlier in Scrophulariacae now placed in Plantaginaceae….
Linaria purpurea (L.) Mill.


Excellent photographs …


I think it should be Linaria maroccana as per images and details herein.
Looks different from Linaria purpurea as per Wikipedia and Missouri Botanical Garden



Linaria purpurea from Panchkula 2012: This one was shot from the garden of The Command Hospital-western Command of Indian Army situated in Panchkula on march 8, 2012.
I hope the id is correct, and above all this is my first upload through google docs..
hope it goes the way I desire it to be.


Yeah sure the ID is correct    


I think it should be Linaria maroccana as per images and details herein.
Looks different from Linaria purpurea as per Wikipedia and Missouri Botanical Garden


   

 

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