Ivy-leaved toadflax

Cymbalaria muralis

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This is not a native species to the UK but is now considered naturalised having been established here for several hundred years. It is a small perennial herb often found growing in cracks in old walls and pavements.

How to identify

The small, green leaves are ivy-like in shape. The tiny flowers resemble a ‘snapdragon’ and are mauve with white and yellow bulges. It can grow to form large, low patches, spreading over walls and rocky areas.

Where to find it

Widespread throughout the UK


When to find it

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How can people help

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Species information

Common name
Ivy-leaved toadflax
Latin name
Cymbalaria muralis
Height up to 8cm
Conservation status