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Antirrhinum nuttallianum

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Botanical Name: Antirrhinum nuttallianum
Common Name: Nuttal's Snapdragon

A delicately twining annual or occasionally biennial with small violet flowers. Best if supported by a larger established plant such as Ceanothus (Lilac) or Rhamnus (Coffeeberry).

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Annual/Biennial
Height by Width: 3' H
Growth Habit: Loose, twining, vine-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 4000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southern Central Coast and soutwestern CA
Natural Habitat: Dunes, rocky, or disturbed places between 0 and 4000'..

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