Scientific name: Cymbalaria muralis
Ivy-leaved toadflax is an introduced species in the UK that has become widely naturalised. Look for creeping along old walls and pavements, and shingle beaches. Its flowers resemble those of snapdragons.
StatisticsHeight: up to 8cm
Introduced, but naturalised species.
When to seeJanuary to December
AboutIvy-leaved toadflax is not a native species to the UK, but is now considered naturalised, having been here for several hundred years. It is a small, perennial herb that is often found growing in cracks in old walls and pavements, in rocky places and even on single beaches; it can form large, low-growing patches.
Its tiny, mauve flowers resemble those of a snapdragon.