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Antirrhinum spp (Snapdragons)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum
Species: Antirrhinum spp.  (Many spp plus many cultivars)
Common name: Snapdragons

Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as snapdragons from the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed (thus the 'snap').
Snapdragons are perennial plants.

Photographed griowing wild on upper Te Henui walkway
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