[ UK /ˌæntɪrhˈɪnəm/ ]
  1. a genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowers
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  • If only they wouldn't turn snapdragons into antirrhinums, love-lies-bleeding into amaranthus, and red-hot-pokers into kniphofias .... Try Anything Twice
  • The colourful, fat tubular flowers of the Antirrhinum, with their snapping 'dragon mouths', have long held a fascination for small children.
  • Morren, as previously remarked, gave the name "Solenaidie" to tubular deformities affecting the stamens, a term which has not been generally adopted; the deformity in question is by no means of uncommon occurrence in some double or partially pelorised flowers, as _Antirrhinum_, Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • The weather has been kind so far with warm days and reasonably mild nights, so even the annuals such as antirrhinum and impatiens are managing to stay fresh and full of buds and blooms.
  • These include busy lizzie, verbena, lobelia and antirrhinum, all of which need warmth to germinate, 15-18'C / 60-65'F, and will need to be potted up and grown on before planting out at the end of May.
  • However, an extra element of patterning is required in the Antirrhinum flower, which has a bilateral symmetry imposed on the basic radial pattern common to all flowers.
  • Recently several populations and species of Antirrhinum were characterized for their percentage of autogamy and self-fertility, and large variation was observed.
  • An interesting illustration of this is the way in which the English flower names which were in use till very recently are being ousted by Greek ones, snapdragon becoming antirrhinum, forget-me-not becoming myosotis, etc. Politics and the English Language
  • In contrast to the advances in genetic and molecular studies, little is known about Antirrhinum cytogenetics.
  • Antirrhinum species grow best in a fertile, moist, humus-rich soil in a sunny position.
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