Breakfast Flowers

There are many, small yellow wildflowers that eke out their existence at the foot of the towering goldenrods and other plants.  In this suburban environment, they grow at the seam between the lawn mower-trimmed grass and the wild overgrowth.

These little flowers are called common toadflax ( Linaria vulgaris ), although I like their other name as well:  butter-and-eggs!  It is edible and is used in teas to act as a laxative or pain reliever.

Butter and eggs, also known as common toadflax.

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