Linaria sabulosa (Czern. ex Klok.)

Linaria sabulosa imageSynonyms: None.

Common names: Engl: Toad flax; Bulg: Lulichka; Russ: L'nyanka peschanka; Ukr: L'onok pischany.

Order (Scientific): SCROPHULARIALES.

Family (Scientific): SCROPHULARIACEAE.

Taxonomic descriptions: Perrenial herb with smooth bluish stem 15-30 cm height. Stem is ascending, not complicated, slightly branched. Leaves are orbicular, ovate, sessile, almost stem-clasping, alternate, from below - fleshy, associated at a base. Flowers are yellow, 14-16 mm length.

Linaria sabulosa arealIUCN Status:
    World level: NE
    Black Sea Regional level: VU
    Subregion level: VU (Ukraine)


Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: South-western Crimean peninsula (Black Sea coast). Coastal sands and cockle-shells.

Biology: Flowering and fruit-bearing VI-VIII.

Population trends: Occurs rarely.

Threats: Destruction of its habitat, anthropogenic loading.

Conservation measures taken: No special protection.

Conservation measures proposed: To create protected zones in places where it occurs.


  1. Red Data Book of Ukraine. Vegetable Kingdom. - Kyiv, 1996. - 606 p.

Compiled by: S.Dyatlov, T.Vasilieva.