Snapdragon belongs to the family Scrophulariaceae and its genus is Antirrhinum. Another name for snapdragon flowers is dragon flower. The flower is named after its appearance of a dragon with its mouth open. The genus Antirrhinum comes from the Greek word for “nose-like” due the mature capsule which looks like a nose.
- This is an annual flower which thrives in cool weather.
- Snapdragon comes in colors such as orange, red, white, pink, yellow, burgundy and bronze.
- They have a single whorl and grow on slender stalks.
- The main feature of these flowers is that the petals can be snapped open like a dragon’s mouth so they are a favorite with children.
Facts about Snapdragon Flowers
- These flowers are believed to symbolize graciousness and deception.
- According to the legend, a person who conceals a snapdragon is thought to become fascinating and cordial.
- Snapdragons are very popular as cut flowers to be used in indoor flower arrangements.
- Snapdragons are summer flowers and start to bloom in the month of June.