Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus
| Introduction |
Snapdragons are not native to North America - they are native to the Mediterranean: North Africa and southern Europe,
but have naturalized to many other regions.
Snapdragon is a Host Plant for Buckeye butterflies
Buckeye butterflies will use Snapdragons as host plants.
More Snapdragon Pictures
A really close up of a flower:
Where to buy
Most local nurseries should sell Snapdragons as plants in the spring and early summer. Seeds available from many different seeds companies in all different colors and heights.
Seeds are very small, like poppy seeds. New seedlings can be fragile. Sometimes I have good luck starting from seeds, sometimes not.
The Scrophulariaceae/Figwort Family
This family consists mostly of herbs and some shrubs usually with nice flowers. It includes 190 genera and 4000 species.
From the U. S. Department of Agriculture:
More information about Antirrhinum majus can be found at the Missouri Botanical Garden site and at Wikipedia.
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