Antirrhinum majus

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 617. 1753.

Common names: Muflier commun
WeedyIntroducedIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 17. Mentioned on page 10.

Stems terete, 3–8 (–15) dm, glabrous or sparsely stipitate-glandular proximally, stipitate-glandular distally. Leaves: blade narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 50–70 × 5–20 mm, glabrous or sparsely stipitate-glandular proximally. Inflorescences stipitate-glandular, sometimes glabrous; bracts similar to distal leaves. Pedicels 1–7 mm, stipitate-glandular. Flowers: sepals 5–10 mm, stipitate-glandular; corolla palate yellow; filaments 20–40 mm. Capsules 7–10 mm wide. 2n = 16 (Europe).


Phenology: Flowering May–Oct.
Habitat: Disturbed ground.
Elevation: 0–2000 m.

Distribution

Introduced; B.C., Ont., Que., Calif., Conn., D.C., Ill., Iowa, La., Mass., Mich., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., Wis., sw Europe, also in Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia

Discussion

Antirrhinum majus is a popular garden plant grown as an annual; it occasionally escapes but is short-lived. Some cultivars have been developed with different growth forms, corolla colors, or open-throated flowers.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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Kerry A. Barringer +  and Neil A. Harriman† +
Linnaeus +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
stipitate-glandular +  and glabrous +
narrowly elliptic;lanceolate +
5mm;20mm +
hairy +  and glabrous +
cupulate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Muflier commun +
personate +  and bilabiate +
white +, yellow +, red +, purple +  and mauve +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
B.C. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, D.C. +, Ill. +, Iowa +, La. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Mo. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, Wis. +, sw Europe +, also in Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia +, Africa +  and Australia +
drupe-like +
0–2000 m. +
curved +  and straight +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +  and 4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
1 +  and 4 +
poricidal +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Disturbed ground. +
terminal +  and axillary +
glabrous +  and stipitate-glandular +
alternate +  and opposite +
persistent +  and deciduous +
ovate;lanceolate +
unequal +
entire +  and subentire toothed or lobed +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
stipitate-glandular +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering May–Oct. +
minute +
stipitate-glandular +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Weedy +, Introduced +  and Illustrated +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
Antirrhinum majus +
Antirrhinum +
species +
annual +  and perennial +