Linaria genistifolia

 

Linaria genistifolia

 

Ssp artvinensis: Artvin nevruzotu; Ssp confertiflora: Çok nevruzotu; Ssp genistifolia: Som nevruzotu;
Ssp linifolia: Ekin nevruzotu; Ssp polyclada; Kırk nevruzotu; Ssp praealta: Ala nevruzotu
 
 
 Perennial herb, very variable. Stems 20-130 cm, ascending or erect, simple or paniculate. Leaves alternate, ± dense, median ovate, lanceolate or linear, 15-60 x 0.5-2.0 mm, rarely subcordate at base, 1-3-nerved. Racemes dense to lax and elongate. Bracts lanceolate, seldom reaching top of calyx, lowest sometimes deflexed. Lower pedicels 2-4 mm. Calyx lobes ovate to narrowly linear-lanceolate, rounded at base, acute, herbaceous throughout, 2-5 mm, always glabrous. Corolla bright or sulphur yellow, with or without reddish venation, 8-12 mm; spur conical-subulate, 5-8 mm, ± straight. Capsule spherical, 3-4 mm, slightly longer to shorter than calyx. Seeds compressed-tetrahedral, 1-1.2 mm, rugulose, angles often narrowly winged. Fl. 5-8.
1. Median leaves 10-45 x longer than broad, linear-lanceolate to narrowly linear, 1-4 mm broad, 1-nerved; stems ascending to erect, 20-60 cm, usually arising from a creeping stock
   2. Flowers bright brassy yellow ; median leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, flat, 2-4 mm broad ...............subsp. linifolia
   2. Flower palish yellow ; median leaves linear-filiform, usually involute, 0·5-1 mm broad ..............subsp. polyclada
1. Median leaves 2-10 x longer than broad, ovate to lanceolate, 3-20 mm broad, 1-3-nerved; stems always erect , 23-130 cm
     3. Flowers clear yellow, not reddish-veined
       4. Corolla bright yellow ; inflorescence ± lax, at least in fruit; calyx lobes ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate ..........subsp. genistifolia
     4. Corolla paler yellow ; inflorescence dense, even in fruit ; calyx lobes usually lanceolate to linear-lanceolate ....................subsp. confertiflora
   3. Flowers yellow with reddish-brown venation
   5. Calyx lobes lanceolate, 3-5 mm; corolla 10-12 mm, tube at least as broad as long; spur only 5-7 mm ....................subsp. praealta
     5. Calyx lobes ovate, 2-2·5 mm; corolla 8-9 mm, tube narrower than long; spur c. 8 mm ...........subsp. artvinensis