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Antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum  Kellogg
Wiry snapdragon
Antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum is an annual herb that is native to California.
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Genus: Antirrhinum
Family: Plantaginaceae  
(Scrophulariaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 2.5 - strong indicator
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFAntirrhinum vexillo-calyculatum
iNatSairocarpus vexillocalyculatus
PLANTSSairocarpus vexillocalyculatus
Information about  Antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SAVE7)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Sairocarpus vexillocalyculatus (syn. Antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum) is a species of New World snapdragon found only in California and occasionally Oregon.[1] This wildflower is known by several common names, including wiry snapdragon, sailflower snapdragon, and Brewer's snapdragon. The plant twines along other plants or objects with its branchlets. It produces lavender snapdragon flowers 1 to 2 centimeters wide. The flower has a prominent lower lip and it may be streaked with darker purple. This species is most abundant in the low-elevation mountains of northern and central California, where it grows in rocky areas and especially in serpentine soil. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/22/2024).