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Antirrhinum majus L.

Synonyms

Antirrhinum grandiflorum, Antirrhinum hispanorum, Antirrhinum latifolium, Antirrhinum murale, Antirrhinum vulgare

Common names

Snapdragon

Extract from Wikipedia article

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.

LinkFlowers of snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 16, 2016
Location on mapsMeshrif St, Doha, Qatar

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