Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria genistifolia ssp.)

Weed photo of: Linaria genistifolia ssp.
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Mech: Hand pull, making certain to pull all the roots. Tilling can be effective if done repeatedly. The cut roots can re-sprout resulting in a larger problem if not tilled again immediately when new sprouts are coming through the soil. This may need to be repeated 3 to 4 times per season for several years to deplete the root reserves as well as the soil seed bank (Whitson 1999).

Bio: Calophasia lunula, a predatory noctuid moth; Eteobalea intermediella, a root boring moth; and Mecinus janthinus, a stem boring weevil are available.