Real World Gardener All About Snapdragons in Talking Flowers

March 10th, 2018

TALKING FLOWERS

Snapdragons: 

Family: PlantaginaceaeAntirrhinum majus

Where did it get its scientific name?

Not from a botanist this time. Derived from the Greek words "anti," meaning like, and "rhin," meaning nose, antirrhinum, because the snapdragon's botanical name reminded the botanist of a snout or nose.

When the flower is gently squeezed, it apparently makes the flower look like a dragon’s head.

A bit of a mystery exactly where this flower originated but most likely originally wildflowers in Spain and Italy.

Flower colours: Colour range is pastel to bright colours including pink, orange, yellow, peach, purple, white, red and bicolour.

In the studio is floral therapist Mercedes Sarmini of www.flowersbymercedes.com.au Snapdragons.JPG

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