Home Page > Picture Archives >> Plantaginaceae > Antirrhinum majus
Antirrhinum grandiflorum, Antirrhinum hispanorum, Antirrhinum latifolium, Antirrhinum murale, Antirrhinum vulgare
Antirrhinum majus (common snapdragon; often - especially in horticulture - simply "snapdragon") is a species of flowering plant belonging to the genus Antirrhinum. It is native to the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern France, and east to Turkey and Syria. The common name "snapdragon", originates from the flowers' reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the "mouth" of the flower to snap open like a dragon's mouth.
Flowers of snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 16, 2016
Meshrif St, Doha, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.