Linaria supina

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeLinariaLinaria supina


An annual found on sandy sea shores, waste places and walls near the sea, and on roadside embankments and beside railways. It is naturalised in some parts of S.W. Britain, but only occurs as a rare casual elsewhere. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of S.W. Europe, extending east to N. Italy.

Atlas Change Index: 0.13

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (222d)
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1995.  Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes.
FitzGerald R
1990.  Rare Plant Survey of South-West England. Vol. 3. Cornwall. CSD Report, no. 1060.
French CN, Murphy RJ, Atkinson MGC
1999.  Flora of Cornwall.