Thursday, 7 May 2015

Creature 219: Antirrhinum

Freaky seed pods
Antirrhinum is a genus of commonly cultivated garden plants known as snapdragons.

The flower looks fairly ordinary in itself. It earned the name snap dragon because when the lateral margins are squeezed it looks a little like a dragon opening its mouth.

If you think that is cool wait until you see the skull shaped seed pods:

Species of Antirrhinum can be found in Europe,  North Africa and North America.

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Dicotyledon
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum

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