Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus


    This plant produces upright racemes of two-lipped flowers with spreading, rounded lobes in a number of different colours. Leaves linear to elliptical, untoothed, the lower leaves crowded.

    Identification difficulty

    A common garden plant that can escape and may persist and become naturalised in walls, waste places and quarries.

    When to see it

    Flowers from early summer through autumn.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread especially in southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasion in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 48 of the 617 tetrads

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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