Antirrhinum Purpureum. Purple Toad-Flax.

Class and Order:

Didynamia Angiospermia.

Generic Character:

Calyx 5-phyllus. Corollae basis deorsum prominens, nectarifera. Capsula 2-locularis.

Specific Character and Synonyms:

ANTIRRHINUM purpureum foliis quaternis linearibus, caule erecto spicato. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 555.

LINARIA purpurea major odorata. Bauh. Pin. 213.

LINARIA altera purpurea. Dod. Pempt. 183.

99 Antirrhinum Purpureum Purple Toad Flax
No. 99

Though not so beautiful as many of the genus, this species is a common inhabitant of the flower-garden, in which it continues to blossom, during most of the summer.

It is a native of Italy, and delights in a dry soil and situation; it will even flourish on walls, and hence will serve very well to decorate the more elevated parts of rock-work.

When once introduced it comes up spontaneously from seeds.