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Weasel's Snout Misopates orontium

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Antirrhinum orontium
Phonetic Spelling
mis-OH-payts oh-RON-tee-um
Description

Lesser Snapdragon is an herbaceous pernnial flowering plant native to Europe and commonly found in disturbed areas and wetlands.  It has been introduced and become a naturalized weed in parts of North America.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weedy#wetlands#wet sites#disturbed areas#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weedy#wetlands#wet sites#disturbed areas#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Misopates
    Species:
    orontium
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Micronesia, Europe, Sudan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Weed
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits resemble a weasel's snout hence the common name. Dry, splits open when ripe.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No