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Snapdragon vine

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Snapdragon Vine Flower 4521

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Here’s a closeup of a snapdragon vine, Maurandella antirrhiniflora, that I photographed on the grounds of the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin on August 20. These mouths always remind me of flowers, or is it the other way around?

The snapdragon vine grows primarily in the Southwest but has also been found in Maryland and Florida. For more details on location, you can consult the state-clickable map at the website of the USDA.

Other members of the Scrophulariaceae, or figwort family, that you’ve seen here include Texas toadflax, prairie agalinis, cenizo, and—perhaps best known of all—Indian paintbrush.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 28, 2013 at 6:02 AM

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