Lion's Mouth, Devil's Head, Weasel-Snout, Pig's Chops,
Squeeze Jaw, Rabbit flower, Impudent lawyer, Bread and Cheese, Devil's
flax, Butter and Eggs
Native perennial of meadows, cultivated fields and waste ground,
which is widespread over
apart from the
far north of
Wide variety of soil types including poor soils and alkaline
soils. It prefers sunny
Native perennial of medium height with snapdragon-like flowers of yellow
and orange from July to October. The
unusual shape of the flowers have led to it's large number of local
It is the food plant of the Toadflax Pug Moth and the Marbled
Clover Moth. It is also a
popular source of nectar for bees.
it was once widely employed as a diuretic in the treatment of oedema
due to its effect on the
Sowing Instructions for Seeds: Sow seed in situ in
early spring. Alternatively, a sowing in situ during autumn will produce
larger and earlier-flowering plants.
The seed can also be sown in March in the greenhouse. Prick
seedlings out into pots & plant out in May.
plants and seeds are of native British origin.