Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Scrophulariaceae: Snapdragon

Flowers of 4-5 parts with swollen corolla tubes which flare into 2 lobes above and 3 below. Stamens mostly 1 or in pairs and attached to the corolla tube, 1 style. Leaves can be opposite or alternate. Easily confused with Labiatae (mints) which have square stems.
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Flower Formula:  Sepals (5); Petals (5)z Glossary

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Odontites
1 Photo of Odontites Flower pink, fuzzy. upper lip forming a hood. Leaves mostly entire, pinnately veined. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Euphrasia
eye-bright
1 Photo of Euphrasia Flower pale blue/purple, upper lip forming a hood. Leaves palmately veined. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Melampyrum
cow-wheat
3 Photo of Melampyrum Flower yellow-cream, smooth, upper lip forming a hood. Leaves mostly entire, pinnately veined. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Rhinanthus
1 Photo of Rhinanthus Flower yellow, upper lip forming a hood. Leaves toothed, pinnately veined. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Antirrhinum
snapdragon
1 Photo of Antirrhinum Flower from red-purple to cream; with broad spur or pouch. Images   Information
Chaenorhinum
dwarf snapdragon
1 Photo of Chaenorhinum Flower pale purple with narrow spur or pouch in racemes at axils of leaves. Stems erect. Images   Information
Kickxia
cancerwort
2 Photo of Kickxia Flower purple with yellow with narrow spur or pouch in racemes at axils of leaves. Stems trailing. Images   Information
Linaria
toadflax
3 Photo of Linaria Flower purple or yellow with narrow spur or pouch in racemes at ends of stems. Images   Information
Agalinis
false foxglove
8 Photo of Agalinis Flowers pink with 4 stamens, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled; linear. Images   Information
Tomanthera
1 Photo of Tomanthera Flowers pink with 4 stamens, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled, lance-like. Images   Information
Scrophularia
figwort
2 Photo of Scrophularia Flowers greenish-brown with 4 stamens, bracts, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Digitalis
foxglove
4 Photo of Digitalis Flowers purple to greenish, irregular with 4 stamens, upper lip not forming hood. Stems erect. Leaves alternate or basal. Images   Information
Chelone
snakehead, turtlehead
2 Photo of Chelone Flowers yellow to red with 4 stamens, bracts, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Aureolaria
false foxglove
5 Photo of Aureolaria Flowers yellow with 4 stamens, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Gratiola
hedge-hyssop
2 Photo of Gratiola Flowers cream or yellow, nearly irregular with 5 sepals, solitary in axil of leaves. Leaves opposite. Images   Information
Pedicularis
lousewort, wood-betony
2 Photo of Pedicularis Flowers yellow, irregular with 4 stamens. Petals at least 2x longer than sepals. Stems erect. Leaves alternate or basal. Images   Information
Penstemon
beard-tongue
8 Photo of Penstemon Flowers white, pink, or purple with 4 stamens, bracts, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Lindernia
false pimpernel
3 Photo of Lindernia Flowers purple, nearly irregular with 5 sepals, solitary in axil of leaves. Leaves opposite. Images   Information
Collinsia
blue-eyed-Mary
1 Photo of Collinsia Flowers pale purple with 4 stamens, bracts, upper lip not forming hood, two lipped, lower one folded downward. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Mazus
1 Photo of Mazus Flowers pinkish with 4 stamens, bracts, upper lip not forming hood, two lipped, lower one folded upward. Leaves opposite or whorled. Leaves just below flower alternate. Images   Information
Mimulus
monkey-flower
3 Photo of Mimulus Flower pink or yellow with 4 stamens, bracts, upper lip not forming hood, two lipped, lower one folded upward. Leaves opposite or whorled. Leaves just below flower opposite. Images   Information
Bacopa
water-hyssop
1 Photo of Bacopa Flowers blue, nearly regular with 5 sepals, solitary in axil of leaves. Aquatic. Leaves opposite. Images   Information
Veronica
brooklime, speedwell
21 Photo of Veronica Flowers blue, purple, to whitish with 4 sepals. Leaves opposite, rarely whorled. 5 stamens. Images   Information
Dasistoma
1 Photo of Dasistoma Flowers yellow with 4 stamens, upper lip not forming hood. Leaves opposite or whorled. Images   Information
Verbascum
mullein
6 Photo of Verbascum Flowers yellow mostly regular. Stems erect. Leaves alternate or basal. Images   Information
Castilleja
Indian paintbrush, painted-cup
2 Photo of Castilleja Flowers red or yellow, irregular with 4 stamens. Petals much less than 2x longer than sepals. Stems erect. Leaves alternate or basal. Images   Information
Besseya
kitten's-tail
1 Photo of Besseya Flowers yellow, irregular with 2 stamens. Stems erect. Leaves alternate or basal. Images   Information
Veronicastrum
Culver's-root
1 Photo of Veronicastrum Flowers white with 4 or 5 sepals. Leaves whorled. Images   Information


         
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