Twining Snapdragon

Neogaerrhinum filipes

Neogaerrhinum filipes

Color: Yellow

Common name: Twining Snapdragon

Latin name: Neogaerrhinum filipes was Antirrhinum filipes


Height: Varies

Description: This is a hairless annual herb growing long, thin, vine-like stems which climb on objects, including other plants, for support. The inflorescence is composed of a tendril-like stalks which may be up to 10 centimeters long and coils tightly to help the plant climb. At its tip is a single snapdragon flower which is bright yellow to gold in color, dotted with dark red, and just over a centimeter long.

Leaf: The opposite narrow leaves are 1-2 inches.

Range: Desert

Habitat: On shrubs, debris, generally in washes

Elevation: 0–1400 m.

Flowering time: Early Mar–mid-May

Notes: Neogaerrhinum filipes, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. Distribution outside California: to sw Utah, w Arizona, nw Mexico. This photo was taken on March 30, 2011 in Poison Canyon, near Trona, California.

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