Jun. 20, 2022

snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus

Wild snapdragons? There could hardly be a plant that is more clearly a garden flower. One reason they are is that they're easy to grow. In other words, they are tough. So I shouldn't have been surprised to see these in downtown Adrian. Efforts to beautify the downtown area come and go. During one, snaps were planted. For a few years after, you could see them anywhere they could get a foothold. This one and others were growing in a crack between a parking area and a building wall. That crack was mostly narrow enough that you couldn't slide a corner of paper into it. But it supported full-sized snapdragon plants. So if they are that determined, yeah, they get to be wild flowers. They have done things like that in CA, CT, IA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MO, NY, OH, OR, PA, UT, VA, WA, WI, BC, NS, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/23/12. Plantain family, Plantaginaceae.