Plants of the genus are distributed mainly in the mountainous regions of the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, in the temperate regions of Europe, North Africa and Asia, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region. Within the former USSR, 70 species grow, concentrated mainly in the Caucasus (29) and Central Asia (26). In the Far East, only 4 species grow, one of them is invasive, on Sakhalin and the Kuriles - 2 species (one alien Linaria vulgaris).The Latin name means "like flax" ("linum" - flax), as the leaves of some plants resemble flax leaves.
To get as many nutrients as possible from toadflax grass, it is important to know when to harvest the stems of the plant. It peaks during flowering, when the grass accumulates the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals. It is at this time that it is worth cutting off the stems with inflorescences. They are dried in a ventilated area and stored in a paper bag.Toadflax or linaria is a field herb that is often mistaken for a common weed. As a weed, this plant grows and does not require any special conditions or growing rules for itself. It can be invasive in Ukraine, Austria, and Belgium.
This plant might be poisonous