Blue toadflax is pretty easy to miss. The foliage is thin, thinner than grass blades, and the
flowers are diminutive, atop thin stems. From a distance, a colony of blue toadflax resembles a
low-lying cloud of blue mist. It is pretty cool when you take a closer look at it.
Plants: 10-31" (25-80 cm) in height. Stems may be
green or reddish-green.
Leaves: Leaves are less than ¹/₃₂-¹/₁₆" (1-2.5 mm) wide and up to ½-1" (1.5-3 cm) long. They are sessile. Leaves closer to the top of flowering stalks are
alternate, while lower leaves tend to be opposite.
Flowers: Flowers are blue, and ¼-½" (6.3-12 mm) long. They are
that is, if you cut them down the center, the halves are mirror images. There are two petals
on top, and three larger ones on the bottom, with a white patch in the center.