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Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Veronicaceae (Speedwell)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Snapdragon has whorled flowers which are borne on a slender stalk. Flowers can be of various colours including white, yellow, orange, pink, red, peach and purple, and occasionally bicoloured. Snapdragons are named after the shape of their flowers because they resemble the face of a dragon.
Fruit:
An ovoid capsule, containing many seeds, up to 15mm across.
Leaves:
Spirally arranged, simple leaves. The leaves are untoothed, narrow and linear in shape.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Aroma:
Sweet-smelling. Some say this flower smells of apples.
Other Names:
Common Snapdragon, Dog Flower, Garden Snapdragon.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland, roadsides, rocks, walls, wasteland.