Greek kymbalon — cymbal, referring to the shapes of the leaves of some species.
Creeping herbaceous perennials. Leaves roundish, stalked, generally with palmate venation. Flowers solitary, axillary, purplish to white. Calyx with 5 lobes. Corolla with unequal segments, spurred at the base. Stamens 4. Fruit a spherical capsule.
One species is naturalised and a frequent garden weed, often growing on walls, masonry and other structures.
Plants readily rooting at the nodes.
Like Linaria but leaves palmately veined and flowers solitary.
9 species from W Europe.
Source: (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.